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Minnesota governor recount could end by Dec. 14

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie hopes to have a governor's race recount wrapped up by mid-December.

A timeline from his office shows Dec. 14 as the date the board could certify a new governor. However, the losing candidate could take the election to court, where more months could pass before a governor is named.


Democrat Mark Dayton leads Republican Tom Emmer by less than 9,000 votes, within the margin that would require a recount.

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