The State Canvassing Board hopes to release the results. Democrat Al Franken had a 225-vote lead over Republican Norm Coleman when election officials completed their recount Saturday.

The state Canvassing Board is expected to certify the results today. The State Canvassing board will meet today to declare a winner in the U.S. Senate race, and it now appears the winner will be Al Franken.

Franken's victory would bring the number of Senate seats controlled by Democrats to 59, one short of the number required to bring legislation to a vote over the minority party's objections.

After the board declares a winner, the losing party has one week to file a legal challenge, which the Coleman camp says is a near certainty. But the governor and Secretary of State will not certify a winner until all the pending legal issues are resolved, which could go on for weeks, or even months.

Coleman has a court petition pending that seeks to add 650 more rejected ballots to the recount and hasn't ruled out challenging the results in court.

Unless Coleman wins a pending court petition that seeks to add the additional ballots to the recount, the counting is done and a state board can sign off on the result today or Tuesday.