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Recounting recounts: Candidates who have experienced them share their views

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ST. PAUL -- U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson said an election recount is not something he would wish on anybody.

"It makes your election night drag on for two months," Peterson said, recalling his unsuccessful 1986 congressional bid that was settled by recount. "It's no fun."

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Peterson, a Detroit Lakes Democrat, remembered election judges, attorneys and the courts taking over in his recount, which he requested after coming up 121 votes short of then-Rep. Arlan Stangeland.

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