Minnesota's US Senate Election - What a Long Strange Trip It's Been

05/04/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

It's the longest election in Minnesota's history, and it's still not over. But a ruling from Minnesota's election contest court may have signaled the beginning of the end of Minnesota's US Senate race. Former Senator Norm Coleman's chances of winning the election were severely dimmed when the court ruled that only 400 additional ballots will be counted. Democrat Al Franken leads Coleman by 225 votes.

The election contest has been a soap opera, drawing thousands of viewers from all over the country every day. In the above video, The UpTake's Mike McIntee takes us through the major plot lines and moments of the trial, which has been educational as well as entertaining.