It’s been three weeks now that Al Franken has owned the title “Senator” in front of his name – and four weeks since Norm Coleman conceded.
But just the other day, the election contest case that lasted for more than five months was brought to a quiet, money-filled conclusion.
Franken’s Minneapolis-based lawyer, David Lillehaug, reported to the three-judge panel of Elizabeth Hayden, Kurt Marben and Denise Reilly that Coleman’s side had paid all of its bills: court costs, sanctions money related to the trial testimony of elections official Pam Howell and Supreme Court fees.
To see what’s likely to be the final document of the recount case, check out this accounting. (PDF)
All told, the fees amounted to more than $112,000. All of the checks have now cleared.
“Accordingly,” Lillehaug wrote to the judges, “the District Court may consider this election contest to be concluded … We were honored to appear before you.”