A three judge panel has rejected Republican Norm Coleman's effort to overturn the results of last year's Senate contest and has declared Democrat Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenTed Cruz mocks Al Franken over 'I Hate Ted Cruz Pint Glass' GOP Senate candidate says Trump, Republicans will surprise in Minnesota Peterson faces fight of his career in deep-red Minnesota district MORE the winner, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

From the Tribune:
The judges swept away Coleman

Franken is slated to speak publicly about the ruling later this evening, according to his legal team. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee quickly put out a release emphasizing that there is little question that Franken has now officially won the election.

"The people of Minnesota have many reasons to be proud tonight, not the least of which is knowing they have one of the best election systems in the entire country," DSCC Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said. "A thorough election contest upheld the result of a meticulous recount. Al Franken won the election, Al Franken won the recount, Al Franken won the contest, and now Al Franken should be allowed to get to work for the people of Minnesota."

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