The Recount

(credit: Tom Emmer for Governor)

Emmer Won’t Challenge Recount If Clear He Lost

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.

11/25/2010

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

Board Orders Recount In Governor’s Race

A Minnesota board has given the green light for a recount in the state’s undecided governor’s race.

11/23/2010

(credit: Tom Emmer for Governor)

MN Justices Deny GOP Effort To Change Vote Tally

The Minnesota Supreme Court has denied a push by Republican Tom Emmer to force a pre-recount comparison of signed polling place rosters and vote tallies in the governor’s race.

11/22/2010

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Once Again, Minn. Heads Back For New Ballot Count

Minnesota is ready for a recount repeat — this time involving a tight finish in the race for governor.

11/21/2010

Republican Tom Emmer, Democrat Mark Dayton (credit: CBS)

Esme’s Blog: The Do-Over Recount?

On Monday, the Minnesota Supreme court will hear Tom Emmer’s petition that all 4,130 precincts in the state need to reconcile the number of votes with the number of signature on their polling rosters.

11/20/2010

Republican Tom Emmer, Democrat Mark Dayton (credit: CBS)

Minnesota Union Warns Of Recount Fundraising Scam

The Minnesota AFL-CIO is warning of fraudulent calls in the labor federation’s name to raise money for Democrat Mark Dayton’s recount expenses.

11/19/2010

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Ramsey County: Emmer’s Recount Case Flawed

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer is waiting to hear if the Minnesota Supreme Court will hear an emergency claim that there may have been more votes than voters in the election this year.

11/19/2010

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

Will New Governor Be Ready Once Recount Is Complete?

Democrat Mark Dayton, who’s leading in the vote count for Minnesota governor, has opened his transition office to the public — online. But a spokesman for Republican Tom Emmer calls it “presumptuous” and Emmer has yet to open a transition office of any kind.

11/18/2010

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

MN Court May Weigh In On Governor’s Race

The Minnesota Supreme Court took steps Thursday to weigh in on the undecided governor’s race before a canvassing board meets Tuesday to order a recount.

11/18/2010

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Republicans Ask: More Votes Than Registered Voters?

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer is asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to make sure each precinct around the state properly determined the number of votes against the number of people who registered to vote in early November.

11/17/2010

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GOP To Ask High Court’s Help In Gov’s Race

Minnesota Republicans are going to court over the state’s undecided governor’s race.

11/17/2010

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Emmer Drops Lawsuits Over Election Data In Minn.

Republican Tom Emmer is dropping lawsuits against two counties over election data — for now.

11/16/2010

Republican Tom Emmer, Democrat Mark Dayton (credit: CBS)

Minn. Maps Out County Recount Plans

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has mapped out a county-by-county plan for a recount in the governor’s race between Democrat Mark Dayton and Republican Tom Emmer.

11/15/2010

Republican Tom Emmer, Democrat Mark Dayton (credit: CBS)

Recount 2.0: This Time, Minn. Thinks It’s Ready

The election pros who will run what looks likely to be Minnesota’s second statewide recount in just two years are hoping that Version 2.0 is smoother and faster than the last one.

11/14/2010

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Lawyers Look Ahead In Tangled Governor Race

Democrat Mark Dayton’s lawyers say they don’t agree that Gov. Tim Pawlenty is constitutionally required to stay in office if the race to replace him isn’t resolved by early January.

11/12/2010

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1st Legal Salvo In Gov. Race: GOP Presses For Data

Minnesota Republicans want a court order to speed up the release of election data by two counties in the state’s unsettled race for governor.

11/12/2010

Tom Emmer (credit: CBS)

Emmer Gives First 1-On-1 Interview Since Election

For the first time since the election, gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer sat down for a one-on-one interview. Emmer has kept a low public profile since Nov. 2.

11/11/2010

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3 Groups Mobilize To Observe Minn. Gov. Recount

Three watchdog groups say they’ll deploy observers to recount sites later this month as Minnesota’s election for governor gets dissected.

11/11/2010

Republican Tom Emmer, Democrat Mark Dayton (credit: CBS)

Vote Shift Small In Minn.’s 2nd Biggest County

Minnesota’s second-largest county has finished checking its numbers in the undeclared governor’s race and the shift in votes was small.

11/10/2010

Republican Tom Emmer, Democrat Mark Dayton (credit: CBS)

Murkiness Surrounds Money In Minn. Gov. Recount

As the unsettled Minnesota governor’s race moves to a re-count, the money to keep the battle going can flow freely — and possibly without public disclosure of who is bankrolling it.

11/10/2010

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Emmer Says Lawsuit Decision Will Follow Recount

Republican Tom Emmer pushed aside questions Tuesday about whether he’s willing to go to court over the Minnesota governor’s race, saying they were premature ahead of a forthcoming recount.

11/09/2010

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Pawlenty To Sit Down With Dayton Tuesday

For the second straight day, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is meeting with someone who could take his job.

11/09/2010

Kurt Zellers

Zellers: Minn. GOP Won’t ‘Ram’ Bills In Recount

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Incoming state House Speaker Kurt Zellers says new Republican majorities in the Legislature won’t “rush to ram something right through” if the governor’s race is unresolved and Gov. Tim Pawlenty […]

11/08/2010

Reality Check: GOP Chair Questions Governor’s Race

On Monday, Republicans sent out a fundraising letter questioning whether the election was fair and unbiased. It’s repeating claims made by the party chairman that something doesn’t smell right.

11/08/2010

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Dayton Names Team To Guide Governor Transition

The advisers that will lead Democrat Mark Dayton’s transition to a possible governor’s administration are familiar names in the party.

11/08/2010

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