The Scott County Canvassing Board met at the Scott County (Minnesota) Government Center today to certify the results of last week’s gubernatorial election as reported by the precincts. The results were certified and three precincts were drawn for hand counts and audits. This is the normal procedure following an election and has nothing to do with the nature of this tight election, except that this action has to precede any other action such as a recount. Scott County has 73,016 registered voters: 47,991 of them voted in last week’s election. The vote count for the possible recount race was as follows:
Republican Tom Emmer, 26,805
Democrat Mark Dayton, 14,455
Independent Tom Horner, 6,091
County election supervisor Mary Kay Kes conducted the meeting. The board members present were county commissioners Tom Wolf and Barbara Marshall, court administrator Greg Ess, auditor/treasurer Cindy Geis and Savage Mayor Janet Williams. Savage is the largest city in the county.