Election officials reviewing voting equipment accuracyby Tom Scheck, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Local elections officials across the state are conducting post-election reviews to ensure that voting equipment counted accurately on Election Day.
In Minnesota's second-largest county by population, Ramsey County Elections Director Joe Mansky said after hand recounts in five precincts there was no change from their election night totals. He said that means there should be little change in a likely statewide recount of the governor's election.
"People were better at completely filling in the target this year," Mansky said. "That may well be the people paying attention to what was going on two years ago."
Democrat Mark Dayton unofficially leads Republican Tom Emmer by more than 8,700 votes - a small enough margin to trigger an automatic recount.