In Day 4, Minn. Gov Recount Sees No Big Swing

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(credit: Mark Dayton for a Better Minnesota/Tom Emmer for Governor)

(credit: Mark Dayton for a Better Minnesota/Tom Emmer for Governor)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — All but two Democratic-leaning counties are done with their work in the Minnesota governor recount, and the process so far hasn’t produced any major vote swings.

Hennepin and Ramsey counties will take the recount into a fifth day on Friday. Results published Thursday by the Minnesota secretary of state reflected minor shifts with about 2 million ballots recounted.

Democrat Mark Dayton was down 17 from his original count and Republican Tom Emmer was up 53 votes. But Emmer’s heavier pace of challenges explains some of the Dayton slide in the unofficial results.

In all, 910 challenged ballots must be decided by a state board if the campaigns don’t withdraw them sooner.

Emmer trailed Dayton entering the recount. He hasn’t ruled out suing over the election result after the recount.

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