Minnesota has passed a milestone of sorts. The disputed Senate election between Norm Coleman and Al Franken will now become the longest such deadlock in the state's history.
The 1962 gubernatorial election, to which I alluded here, was held on November 6, 1962. The winner of the recount, Karl Rolvaag, took office on March 25, 1963, after an interval of 139 days.
As of today, 139 days have passed since election day 2008, and there is no end in sight to litigation arising out of the recount.
National Republican leaders have been quoted in recent days as saying that Coleman should pursue every possible appeal. Had I still been a Minnesota resident, I would have voted for Coleman. But is it worth pursuing a total war strategy over this?