Former Sen. Mark Dayton was declared Minnesota's next governor Wednesday after opponent Tom Emmer conceded the election.
A statewide recount showed that Dayton won the most votes, and he will be the first democratic governor since 1986, according to Minnesota Public Radio.
The recount did not allow Emmer to close the gap between him and his opponent, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Emmer said to reporters on Wednesday, "I do not believe a delay in the seating of the next governor will unite us or help us move the state forward," according to the Los Angeles Times.
Dayton received 8,770 votes more than his opponent, according to the Star Tribune.