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Second-place Emmer loses in Supreme Court

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ST. PAUL -- Governor hopeful Tom Emmer lost a Supreme Court ruling Monday as an election board prepares to order 2.1 million ballots Minnesotans cast in the race to be recounted.

"Those numbers are not going to change much at all now," said former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton, who leads Emmer by 8,770 votes.

Dayton stopped short of declaring victory.

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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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