Thursday, November 4, 2010

Dayton v. Emmer Recount

To celebrate the recount for the Minnesota gubernatorial election, I present to you, the greatest moment all-time in Minnesota election recount history...

Special thanks to Jed Hirschfeld for reminding me of this ballot from the Coleman v. Franken recount.


  1. Pondering last night just how much validating the obvious this is going to cost us. Much ado about nothing.

  2. The Coleman v. Franken recount cost $12 million. And you're right, this isn't that close. Perhaps the law should be changed so that recounts legally kick in if the difference is .1% instead of .5%? After doing a little research, the average change in national recounts is .03%.

    My other question is, even if Emmer didn't want a recount, does it have to take place by law?