Coleman Takes Vote Battle to Top State Court

Franken picks Senate staffers as rival refuses to concede
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2009 1:32 AM CDT
Norm Coleman has filed an appeal to keep his Senate bid alive.   (AP Photo/ Chris Polydoroff,Pool)
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(Newser) – Embattled former senator Norm Coleman is keeping alive the last fight of Election 2008 with an appeal to Minnesota's Supreme Court, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Coleman is arguing that a lower court that awarded Al Franken a 312-vote victory denied constituents their constitutional rights by rejecting some absentee ballots. Franken, meanwhile, has started picking his Senate staffers.