As power slips through your fingers, you may find yourself only able to squeeze tighter.
As we reported last night, the Minnesota recount is now complete. And Al Franken won by 225 votes. The Canvassing Board is slated to meet tomorrow when they’re expected to certify the result. Sen. Schumer (D-NY) just released a statement in which he, not surprisingly, said Franken is clearly the winner and that he should be seated — notwithstanding whatever post-recount legal challenges outgoing Sen. Coleman (R-MN) might attempt. That sets up a probable fight with the Republicans since Sen. Cornyn (R-TX) has promised to filibuster any effort to allow Franken to take his seat.
Dunno, but I would suspect that were the tables turned, Democrats would be slumped over resigned to defeat…being attuned to reality and all, and Republicans would be doing a victory dance. But the votes have been counted, every one scrutinized and contested, Franken is going to be certified, and Republicans are crying shenanigans. Over what? Ah, who knows.