Sen. Norm Coleman's (R) campaign said a decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court denying a request to block a state board's decision to include allegedly doubly-counted votes will "ensure" a challenge to the election.

The court unanimously rejected a claim by Coleman that would have been key to his prospects to secure reelection in the contested Senate race against Democrat Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart Franken100 days after House passage, Gillibrand calls on Senate to act on sexual harassment reform Eric Schneiderman and #MeToo pose challenges for both parties Senate confirms Trump judicial pick over objections of home-state senator MORE.

The Coleman campaign released the following statement from lead recount attorney Fritz Knaak:
The decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court today virtually guarantees two things in this recount.