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Published November 30, 2010, 11:06 AM

Minnesota Recount

On the second day of recounting votes in Minnesota's undecided governor's race, Democrat Mark Dayton says internal tracking showed his lead over Republican Tom Emmer growing to nearly 9,000 votes as he gained more votes than the official tally.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - On the second day of recounting votes in Minnesota's undecided governor's race, Democrat Mark Dayton says internal tracking showed his lead over Republican Tom Emmer growing to nearly 9,000 votes as he gained more votes than the official tally.

Figures from Dayton's recount team had him picking up 177 votes Monday, more than the 24 reported by the secretary of state's office. Election officials watched by partisans for both sides are conducting a hand recount of 2.1 million ballots in government centers and city halls across the state.

Dayton spokeswoman Denise Cardinal said her side got results from the field after the secretary of state's deadline and tracked challenged ballots based on the call of election judges at recount tables where Emmer's observers made three times as many challenges.

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