(CNN) - Minnesota's high court has denied Democrat Al Franken's request to force the state to issue a certification of election results in the U.S. Senate race while the case continues to be appealed.
Franken currently holds a 225-vote lead over Republican Norm Coleman, who has filed suit over his allegation that some valid absentee ballots may not have been counted. The state’s governor, Republican Tim Pawlenty, and Democratic Secretary of State Mark Ritchie have both said that they will not sign a certification of that election that would make the current count official until that lawsuit is resolved.
The decision means the trial, now wrapping its sixth week of testimony, will continue uninterrupted.
In a statement, Coleman spokesman Ben Ginsberg called the ruling “a victory for Minnesota Law and Minnesotans.”
“This wise ruling will ensure that Harry Reid, Al Franken and Chuck Schumer cannot short-circuit Minnesota Law in their partisan power play,” Ginseberg added.
A spokeswoman for Franken did not immediately respond for a request for response.
C'mon, wrap this up so the good people of Minnesota can get full representation.
The theft of the election by the dems is being thwarted! Maybe there is some hope yet....
Nice to see that someone believes this should be settled before certifying this. And the MN Supremes are not exactly a right-wing conspiracy
FInally some good news – one less Obamabimbo in the Senate to further mess up the country
This whole process is just amazing.
The courts are still in session because they're looking for a loop hole. They are trying to find a way to rule in Coleman's favor...........
Franken won. Stop dragging the process out.
Is Minnesota going to deny its citizens the two votes they are entitled to, rather than admit Al Franken–by a narrow margin–is the people's choice?
Well of course, they are waiting on the big pay-off! The citizens of Minnesota should be outraged, but they are being awfully quiet about this whole thing.
Jeez...this is ridiculous. How long will it take the powers that be to realize that they have to resolve this NOW? The money spent on this would have paid for a new election!!! So get off your high horses and make some grown up decisions
This would be NEWS if they DID approve an election certificate. Silly story.
Thats no surprise.
What a dirtbag Fraken is.
Franken wants to call himself the winner – Coleman won the first count, before the entire process is completed.
Hey Al, why don't you just take your stupid jokes and pornography and go crawl back under the rock that you came from
will this ever end??
Good, but In the end he'll win. Dirty politics always triumphs.
Well, Pawlenty, I hope its worth hit when you try to elevate your political career and people look at how you have sabatoged an election. People voted for Franken. Why can't you and "hush puppy" Coleman get that through your thick skulls?
Honestly, where is Sandra Day Oconner when you need her. Coleman lost just like Bush did in 2000 but that did not keep him from office and it shouldn't keep Norm from office either.
This is riidiculous...... The elections were Nov.,4th, 2008......... I beg the courts to make a decision........
Come on, guys! Al won, right? Give it a rest already.
Vote again fools, and this time don't let Acorn and their like run it !
It's ludicrous that this is taking so long, with the Republicans doing everything possible to prevent another Democrat from being seated in the Senate. It has been FOUR MONTHS since the election. I suspect that Pawlenty is using this to help him in the 2012 presidential primary.
OMG! Somebody make the call already!
Every day that Franken is denied his Senate seat is another victory for the GOP because it makes the 60-vote rule an important weapon in the ongoing 'just say NO' republican campaign.
Just more obstructionism by the GOP. Do they think no one is watching this? It's just another nail in the coffin of Republicans. Grow up and allow the country to move forward you bunch of deadbeats.
Just have a special eleciton, or as Obama says: a "do-over".