MN Recount 2010

Recount Central is where you’ll find all the news about the recount between Tom Emmer and Mark Dayton in Minnesota’s Gubernatorial election.

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Ken Martin to Run for DFL Party Chair

Dayton Recount Director Ken Martin

Ken Martin, who served as Minnesota Governor-elect Mark Dayton’s recount director, announced today that he will run for the Democratic-Farm-Labor chairmanship. Current DFL chair Brian Melendez announced last week that he will not seek a fourth two-year term, following the party’s loss of the state house and senate in the Nov. 2 election. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Governor-Elect Dayton Appears with Pawlenty

Governor-Elect Mark Dayton

Today, five weeks and two days after the Nov. 2 election, former Democratic Senator Mark Dayton is now officially Governor-Elect Mark Dayton. As such, he’ll appear today at 2:45 p.m. in the Governors Reception Room at the State Capitol with Minnesota’s soon-to-be outgoing Governor Tim Pawlenty. Continue Reading →

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Magnuson Says the Recount Worked


At the Minnesota State Canvassing Board meeting yesterday, during which the Board certified the gubernatorial election results, Republican Tom Emmer’s attorney Eric Magnuson said that, by and large, the 2010 election recount worked — despite criticism of the recount voiced by others on Emmer’s team. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Emmer Withdraws Over 2,500 Frivolous Challenges


Minnesota gubernatorial candidates Tom Emmer and Mark Dayton’s legal teams convened at the Hennepin County Government Center Saturday morning to review thousands of frivolous ballot challenges made by the Emmer team during last week’s statewide recount. Continue Reading →

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How Obama Helped Dayton


Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton’s (Democratic-Farm-Labor) recount director Ken Martin spoke to The UpTake about what President Obama’s October visit to Minneapolis on behalf of Dayton meant to the campaign — and how it suggested a tight race, despite certain polls showing Dayton with a nine percentage point lead at the time. Continue Reading →

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