UPDATE to Minnesota Senate Election: Franken wins, Coleman concedes.

Update to my previous prediciton on the outcome of the 2008 Minnesota Senate Election:

CNN Breaking News: Minnesota’s Supreme Court has declared Democrat Al Franken the winner of the state’s disputed U.S. Senate race.

(Associated Press) ST. PAUL, Minn. – Al Franken ascended Tuesday from the ranks of former “Saturday Night Live” comedians to an even more exclusive club, outlasting Republican Norm Coleman in an eight-month recount and courtroom saga to win a seat in the U.S. Senate.

Coleman conceded the election hours after a unanimous state Supreme Court ruled that Franken — who moved into politics with books poking fun at conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh — should be certified the winner. In doing so, he pulled the plug on a bitter election that was ultimately decided by 312 votes out of nearly 2.9 million cast.

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