Nightly Number Crunch-Emmer Unable To Cut Into Dayton Lead By Michael McIntee | December 1, 2010 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on MN Recount 2010 Subscribe to MN Recount 2010 Follow this author Hundreds of Republican challenges may be preventing Democrat Mark Dayton from showing much of a gain in the Secretary of State’s numbers from day three of the recount, but Republican Tom Emmer is not making up any of the nearly 9,000 vote margin between the two candidates for Minnesota Governor. The nightly update of numbers from the Secretary of State’s office show that Dayton has picked up 17 votes in the recount and Emmer has picked up 14. However, Emmer’s campaign has challenged 679 ballots while Dayton has challenged only 163 ballots. See the Minnesota recount totals on our county-by-county spreadsheet. Only five counties will still be counting on Thursday. Hennepin County which has the most left to count is expected to be done by Saturday. Counties and remaining ballots: Hennepin 224,725 Ramsey 69,700 Dakota 21,926 Anoka 14,997 St. Louis 5,531 Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.