Needle stays put in Minnesota
December 1st, 2010
12:59 PM ET
10 years ago

Needle stays put in Minnesota

(CNN) - Nearly 70 percent of the gubernatorial votes have been re-counted in Minnesota, and the needle has barely moved in either direction.

Democrat Mark Dayton, who led Republican Tom Emmer by 8,751 votes before the recount began, has lost just 38 votes through Tuesday's counting. Emmer has lost one vote.

Dayton's campaign challenged 57 votes on Tuesday, compared with 86 on Monday. Emmer's campaign challenged 316, compared with 281 on Monday. The total number of challenged votes represents just five one-hundredths of one percent of the votes counted thus far.

As of Tuesday night, 76 of Minnesota's 87 counties have completed counting their ballots.

Filed under: 2010 • Minnesota
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    Oh well... looks like Minnesota is in the leftist hands. Glad I don't live there!

    December 1, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  2. Lynda/Minnesota

    Emmer only has 8,713 votes left to manufacture before he can be declared the winner ... looks as if Minnesota is going to have a great New Years after all. Dayton victorious, and without further political ado, bye-bye to Pawlenty.

    December 1, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    Well, sooner or later, they have to declare a winner, one way or another.

    December 1, 2010 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  4. T'sah from Virginia

    The democrat was winning when the recount started and will still win when it is over!!

    December 1, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  5. sofladem

    The Republicans have lost this race but that won't stop them from dragging this out in the courts in order to extend the term of Gov. Tim Pawlenty. You see, elections matter to Republicans, except when they lose.

    December 1, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  6. D. Bunker

    Despite the fact that Minnesota has one of the best, if not THE best, vote recount systems in the entire US, I predict some ignorant teatard will soon be here spouting false propaganda about stolen votes and Al Franken.

    December 1, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |