ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer says he won’t go to court to challenge the results of the upcoming recount if it’s clear he can’t win.

Emmer made the comments in an interview published Thursday in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He told the newspaper Wednesday he doesn’t want to put himself or others through a futile process.

Emmer is trailing Democrat Mark Dayton by 8,770 votes in results certified by the state canvassing board this week, a margin close enough to trigger an automatic recount that’s scheduled to begin Monday.

Emmer says he hopes the recount produces an accurate tally so the canvassing board can declare a winner Dec. 14, as scheduled. He says he’d consider a court challenge if the recount uncovers enough irregularities to affect the outcome, but he won’t if the recount doesn’t.

Comments (10)
  1. sean says:

    hey’s was clear on November lost..fair & square

  2. Joe says:

    You sure about that? well we will wait and see.

  3. Jim says:

    Have another beer, Emmer. Chalk up another DWI.

    1. Mark from MNtaxwaste says:

      Wow, I never thought I would ever see such a stupid remark on line I was wrong.

  4. Wes says:

    I can understand Minnesota electing a democrat for governor, but seriously, Mark Dayton?!

    The guy is a complete NUTJOB! Minnesota once again should be embarrassed!

    Jesse, Franken and now this KOOK!

  5. Don Juan Cartier says:

    Minesotans get some brains and jettisoned Oberfurherstar but then fall back into idiocy and elect dipso dayto…well… I guess we can claim the infamous 3 stooges… ‘Curley’ Franken, ‘Mo’ Klobuchar and ‘larry’ Dayto

  6. your mom says:

    emmer you lost. dont be a baby. i cant stand hime getting elected again. no republicans in mn anymore. no more. they should all go to hell. if you are done with rep then you should joint them to heeeeeeeell

    1. Bob says:

      Mom, go make me a turkey pot pie.Talk about left wing loonies…..

  7. Kevin says:

    You know, living in MN, this whole recount thing is just a waste of time and my money. Any normal human being being behind 8700 votes would throw in the towel and concede. Lost complete respect for the man. What a reject.

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