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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Republicans are going to court over the state’s undecided governor’s race.

The GOP says they will file a petition with the state Supreme Court aimed at making sure voting precincts properly followed a process called reconciliation on election night.

The process requires officials to match up the number of ballots cast with the number of voters on sign-in logs. State GOP Chairman Tony Sutton says the party has about a dozen affidavits from election judges saying that didn’t happen in their precinct.

Republican Tom Emmer trails Democrat Mark Dayton by about 8,700 votes. Sutton says a problem with reconciliation could put thousands of votes in play.

The election is headed for a likely recount later this month.

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