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Supreme Court: Franken won election, Coleman concedes

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ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Supreme Court says Al Franken won the U.S. Senate race and should be sworn in as the state's second senator, giving Democrats senatorial dominance.

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In an early-afternoon ruling today, the high court agreed with a district court decision that Democrat Franken received more votes than Republican Norm Coleman.

According to published reports, Coleman announced he will not appeal the ruling, and has conceded to Franken.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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