ComedyandPolitics is back guys, and in a big way. This New Year, expect all the hard-hitting original reporting you've come to take for granted from this blog, as well as a few surprise features, such as "Unnecessary Feuds to Drive Up Traffic" and "You Professional Journalists Think You're So Fucking Smart." So here we go with the latest story out of Minnesota, a state that takes its elections less seriously than curling, the official state sport that involves brooms and a lot of down time.
Apparently, former comedian Al Franken will be installed as Funny Senator by the state election board on Monday, CNN is reporting. This national recount nightmare is far from over, though. According to the story,
"The canvassing board on Monday will say a recount determined Franken won by 225 votes, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie told CNN.
However, Coleman's campaign, which contends the recount should have included about 650 absentee ballots it says were improperly rejected in the initial count, has indicated it will challenge the certification."
If ever this country needed an election to be decided by a gentlemanly duel, this is that day.