Emmer says lawsuit decision will follow recount
Published 1:27 pm Tuesday, November 9, 2010
ST. PAUL — Republican Tom Emmer declined Tuesday to say whether he’ll contest the result of the Minnesota governor’s race in court if he winds up losing a recount.
Emmer said it’s not appropriate to talk about legal action until a recount is over. Emmer trails Democrat Mark Dayton by about 8,700 votes.
A recount is automatic if the margin is less than half a percentage point when the results are certified later this month.
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Emmer said he’s relying on a recount to settle what he calls questions with absentee votes, overseas military votes and a vote entry error in Hennepin County.
Emmer said if he wins, he’s ready to govern.