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Recount battle heats up

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ST. PAUL -- A post-election battle for Minnesota votes cranked up Friday when Mark Dayton hired two recount legal experts and Tom Emmer's Supreme Court request met with opposition.

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While Democrat Dayton has supported a recount in his governor's race with Republican Tom Emmer, his campaign now is raising its defenses to fight an Emmer-Republican Party request that the Minnesota Supreme Court get involved. The court could decide on Emmer's petition as early as Monday.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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