STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER State board approves Franson, Dahle recount victories
The State Canvassing Board certified the winners of two legislative election recounts during a brief Tuesday meeting.
Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, won by 12 votes over Democrat Bob Cunniff in t... Posted on 12/4/12 at 4:06 PM
On Monday becomes Minn.’s 40th governor
ST. PAUL – Mark Dayton’s 30 years of political experience and a lifetime of public service will be put to the test beginning at noon Monday when he becomes Minnesota’s 40th governor.
MINNEAPOLIS – The white snow flew and the red ink grew as 2010 drew to a close in Minnesota, but the blizzard that brought down the Metrodome roof and the projection of a daunting $6.2 billion state deficit were just two of the year’s most notable stories.
Chris Williams, Associated Press
, December 30, 2010
Minnesota’s $6.2 billion deficit can’t be focused on until numbers official
ST. PAUL – The leader of Minnesota’s governor race fears a delay in naming a winner past mid-December will hinder state budget preparation.
ST. PAUL – More than 84 percent of the 2.1 million Minnesota governor race ballots have been counted a second time, with Democrat Mark Dayton maintaining a lead far bigger than any Minnesota recount ever has overturned.
Renville County exception to quiet first day
ST. PAUL – Recount 2010 started quietly Monday, with one exception, as Mark Dayton picked up a mere 24 votes in the Minnesota governor race.
Democrat Dayton extended his lead over Republican Tom Emmer to 8,794 votes out of 2.1 million ballots cast.
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota State Canvassing Board ordered a statewide recount in the governor’s race Monday while trying to balance campaigns’ rights to challenge local election decisions with limiting frivolous challenges.
Dayton says recount should go on
ST. PAUL – Governor hopeful Tom Emmer lost a Supreme Court ruling Monday as an election board prepares to order 2.1 million ballots Minnesotans cast in the race to be recounted.
Don Davis, State Capitol Bureau
, November 23, 2010
Dayton campaign raises defenses
ST. PAUL – A post-election battle for Minnesota votes cranked up Friday when Mark Dayton hired two recount legal experts and Tom Emmer’s Supreme Court request met with opposition.
ST. PAUL – Democrat Mark Dayton and election officials brushed off Republican Tom Emmer’s attempt to find vote inaccuracies in Minnesota’s undecided governor’s race on Friday, urging the state’s top court to dismiss Emmer’s request to review election-night vote counting procedures.
Martiga Lohn, Associated Press
, November 20, 2010
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