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

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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

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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

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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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Today’s UpTake: Turkey, Stuffing and A Recount for Thanksgiving

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The Minnesota State Canvassing Board met for a marathon session yesterday at the State Office Building in St. Paul, and the day featured intellectual fistfights over complex legal matters between Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, Supreme Court Justice Paul Anderson and attorneys Eric Magnuson and Marc Elias. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Recount Training Presentation, FBI Raids and Judicial Elections

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The Office of the Secretary of State has invited media today to view a live Recount Training Presentation for election officials at 1:30 p.m. at the State Office Building. Then at 4 p.m. at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, we’ll broadcast a panel discussion led by moderator Larry Jacobs about the state of judicial elections in Minnesota. Continue Reading →

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