Minnesota Will Face Gubernatorial Recount

Minnesotans will face a gubernatorial recount because of the narrow margin of votes between candidates Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer.

All precincts have reported, and the narrow lead of Democratic candidate Mark Dayton over the Republican candidate Tom Emmer is close enough to trigger a recount, according to the Pioneer Press.

Dayton leads Emmer by nearly 9,000 votes, according to the Star Tribune.

However, State Elections Director Gary Poser told the Associated Press Thursday that 3,012 were denied, according to the Star Tribune.

Republican officials plan to look "hard at the mechanics of the election to detect any wide-scale fraud that could change the result," according to the Star Tribune. However, experts said it will be difficult to flip the result.

Dayton has not claimed victory in this election, and Emmer has not made any public appearances since rallying supporters Wednesday morning, according to the Pioneer Press.

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