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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

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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: All Recount Eyes on Hennepin

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Tom Emmer’s team increased their challenging of ballots in Hennepin County yesterday, so much that Plymouth, Minn. clerk Sandy Engdahl got into a heated argument with Emmer attorney Tony Trimble over whether the trailing team had a quota of challenges to file per precinct. And now GOP chair Tony Sutton has fueled rumors that the Republicans will file a post-recount lawsuit. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Frivolous Challenges Mount in Hennepin County

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Hennepin County Elections Manager Rachel Smith says that the nearly 1,000 “frivolous” challenges made by Republican Tom Emmer’s campaign have been “a bit unnecessary”, and perhaps evoke comparisons to the mountain of “frivolous challenges” made in 2008 by the Norm Coleman campaign. 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: Cleared for Recount, Canvassing Board Meets

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The Minnesota Supreme Court yesterday afternoon denied Tom Emmer and the Republican Party’s petition to delay the start of the gubernatorial recount, following legal hearings during which Emmer’s and Democrat Mark Dayton’s attorneys sparred over the question of whether vote totals must be reconciled with the number of signatures on voter logs. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: MN Supreme Court to Rule on GOP Challenge

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Some time this morning we’ll learn whether the Minnesota Supreme Court will acquiesce to the petition the Republican Party filed last week and hold hearings today at 2:30 p.m. The Democrats allege that the petition could delay the state-mandated gubernatorial recount, which is scheduled to begin next Monday, Nov. 29. Continue Reading →

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Dayton Recount Team Defends Integrity of Minnesota Election, Brings Elias On Board

Marc Elias during Coleman Franken Recount Dec. 23, 2008

A press release today from the Dayton recount team announced that it was filing a brief with the Minnesota Supreme Court to oppose the Republican petition. The Dayton team also announced that election protection attorney Marc Elias was being added to the ticket. Continue Reading →

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Ramsey, Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin Counties Call For Supreme Court To Dismiss GOP Challenge

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Ramsey County today urged the Minnesota Supreme Court to dismiss the gubernatorial recount petition filed by the state’s Republican Party earlier this week that sought to correct alleged errors and omissions regarding the number of ballots counted in the Nov. 2 election. 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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Emmer, Republicans Petition State Supreme Court Over Recount

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Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Tony Sutton and Deputy Chairman Michael Brodkorb today announced that gubernatorial hopeful Tom Emmer and the state Party have filed a petition with the Minnesota Supreme Court asking the court to ensure that reconciliation has occurred in each of Minnesota’s 4,136 precincts. Continue Reading →

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Pawlenty’s People Leaving Capitol in Droves

Budget Commissioner Tom Hanson

It’s not abnormal for Pawlenty’s brain trust to leave him with only a month and a half remaining before he is scheduled to vacate the governor’s mansion. But this all begs the question, what happens if the gubernatorial recount between Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer drags into 2011, and Pawlenty is forced to remain in St. Paul beyond Jan. 3? Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Rangel Sanctioned Tomorrow, Give to the Max Reaches Goal

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The UpTake’s dedicated and sometimes insomniac crew live-covered the entire Minnesota “Give to the Max Day” yesterday at the Coco Center in St. Paul. Between 8:30 a.m. and midnight, we interviewed 82 nonprofits, both big and small, well-known and obscure, and featured hourly updates with the GiveMN.org crew. Continue Reading →

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Emmer, Minnesota Republicans Sue St. Louis and Pine Counties

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At a Mark Dayton recount team press conference at the State Capitol earlier today, attorney David Lillehaug called the GOP effort “a fishing expedition” and insinuated that the Republicans were “trying to find the ball” in their effort to erase the 8,755-vote gap separating Dayton from Emmer. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Emmer Announces Transition Team, Canvassing Boards Finish

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Both the Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer teams are jockeying for position in this war of words, numbers and probable lawsuits. Today at 11:30 a.m. at the State Capitol, Dayton Recount Director Ken Martin will discuss the completion of all 87 county canvass board meetings and the next steps in the post-election process. Continue Reading →

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