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Associated Press, Published November 08 2010

Attorney for Tom Emmer, candidate for Minnesota governor, says no thought to waiving recount

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A lawyer for Tom Emmer says the Republican gubernatorial nominee isn't giving any thought to waiving an automatic recount in the Minnesota governor's race.

Attorney Tony Trimble says Emmer has already made up ground to Democrat Mark Dayton from election night totals. Emmer now trails Dayton by more than 8,700 votes, which is close enough for an automatic hand recount.

Trimble spoke Monday after Hennepin County certified its total. The county makes up one-fifth of the statewide vote.

Emmer picked up six votes in a Plymouth precinct.

Dayton attorney David Lillehaug says he expects Dayton's lead to survive a recount.

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