(CNN) - Democrat Mark Dayton has won his bid to become Minnesota's next governor, defeating Republican state legislator Tom Emmer after a recount, according to updated vote results released Friday by the Minnesota Secretary of State.
Dayton, a former U.S. Senator, lead Emmer by more than 8,715 votes with 99.99 percent of all ballots recounted.
An additional 765 ballots remain challenged by the Emmer campaign, too few to affect the final outcome.
As a senator one would sometimes wonder if this guy had both oars in the water. Good luck Minnesota.
The republican 'suppress the vote' attempts in Minnesota have failed. Emmer, don't be like Norm Coleman, man up and concede.