The patience of the Minnesotan people is starting to wane as the battle over the empty Senate seat continues. As of now, the two candidates Al Franken(Dem) and Norm Coleman(Rep) are willing to take the race to the Senate to the bitter end. With Just a few hundred votes in contention for the final decision, the two candidates are enbroiled in a legal battle for the win. But the Minnesotans are starting to worry about the lack of representation and growing increasingly weary as the two continue to duke it out. The legal hair-splitting is growing old as one candidate claims victory over the other, and one candidate calls BS on the results. Now it is up to the lawyers to decide how this election will turn out. Many are calling for Coleman to step aside, lest he damage his reputation and future prospects in politics. Even his supporters are ready to throw in towel for the sake of ending this merry-go-round of ballot rejection and approval. Not that Franken is in any better posititon in the public eye. But according to the recount so far, Franken is ahead, even if by a small number of votes, giving him the motivation to take this thing as far as could go. And rightly so. Since the 2000 Presidential elections the voting public has had a bitter resentment and skepticism of the electoral process, and this intense scrutiny over questionable votes can give people the confidence that the right candidate will get the win. It has been a long arduous process, thus far, but one that will ensure the candidate with the most votes will become the next Senator of Minnesota, and that is what really counts.