Even I am getting bored with this procrastination – I would have thought that by 23/05/09 (7 months since election) I would have closed down the US election thread but it apparently still has legs – this from Electoral-vote.com
The Minnesota Supreme Court now has briefs from both Norm Coleman (R) and Al Franken (D). The lawyers will present their cases before the court on June 1. Then the court will render a verdict, probably within a week or two. In fact, it is hard to imagine that the justices will learn anything on June 1 that they don't already know. In case he loses, Norm Coleman is ready to take his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. It is very unlikely Franken will lose outright. Courts really, really, really, don't like to overturn elections. His worst-case scenario is that the Minnesota high court sends the case back to the lower court for a do-over using different rules. Coleman's argument is fundamentally that different rules applied to different counties and that's not fair. Of course, different counties have different voting equipment, which may not be fair either, but that's how it is.