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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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  • The impact of a recount on governing Minnesota
    It looks like the race for Minnesota governor is headed to a recount. DFL candidate Mark Dayton holds a very narrow 9,057 vote lead over Republican Tom Emmer. 100 percent of the precincts have reported. The small margin points to an automatic recount. The GOP also took control of the Minnesota House and Senate.6:25 a.m.
  • VotingHennepin County glitch was main polling issue
    Minnesota elections officials say voting generally went smoothly on Election Day Tuesday, but not so the count. After the polls closed, a significant discrepancy emerged with Hennepin County's vote totals. The problem delayed vote reporting as officials scrambled to figure out the problem.6:50 a.m.
  • Walz winsMinn. incumbents head back to a very different Congress
    The Republican wave that hit dozens of Democratic incumbents this year brought down the dean of Minnesota's congressional delegation, 18-term veteran Jim Oberstar in the 8th District. The other seven members of the Minnesota delegation will see significant change.7:25 a.m.
  • Analyzing GOP victories in Minnesota
    We still don't know who will be Minnesota's next governor. With 100 percent of the precincts counted, DFLer Mark Dayton leads Republican Tom Emmer by 9,057 votes. A recount is likely. Meanwhile, 18-term DFL Congressman Jim Oberstar has been defeated by Republican Chip Cravaack in the the 8th district. All the other incumbent members of Minnesota's congressional delegation were re-elected. And Republicans have taken control of both the Minnesota House and Senate.8:20 a.m.
  • FAQ: What would a gubernatorial recount look like?
    Minnesota may be heading into another statewide election recount, the third in two election cycles. Republican Tom Emmer and Democrat Mark Dayton are separated by a little more than 9,000 votes, which is just barely inside the automatic recount margin of 10,300.8:45 a.m.
  • Wisconsin GOP sweeps to victory
    Republicans in Wisconsin rode a political tide to victory all across the state. They knocked off Democratic Senator Russ Feingold. Republicans also picked up the governor's office, both legislative state bodies, and two U.S. House seats.10:40 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • The New House Majority: Gavel Returns To GOP
    Republicans now hold a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives -- and they sharply reduced the Democrats' Senate majority with Tuesdays election wins. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) is slated to become speaker of the House.
  • Democrats Face Slimmer Prospects In New Senate
    The electoral wave that carried Republicans back into control of the House did not rise high enough to lift them to the majority in the Senate. The GOP gained at least six seats from Democrats while losing none of its own. But even if they prevail in all three of the races still to be called -- Colorado, Washington and Alaska -- they would fall short. It's the first time in 80 years that the House has changed its majority without the Senate doing so as well.
  • Republicans Renew Calls To Repeal Health Care Law
    After big wins in Tuesday's elections, Republicans are again calling for the repeal of Obama's health care overhaul. Could it happen?
  • GOP's Kirk Wins Obama's Former Senate Seat In Ill.
    The Illinois Senate seat last won by Barack Obama fell out of Democratic hands last night as Republican Rep. Mark Kirk slid to victory over Democrat Alexi Giannoulias.
  • Pennsylvania Posts GOP Gains Across The Board
    The Republican wave swept Pennsylvania, winning the governorship, a U.S. Senate seat and most of the commonwealth's seats in the U.S. House.
  • In Wis., GOP's Johnson Beats 3-Term Sen. Feingold
    In Tuesday's Senate election in Wisconsin, Republican businessman Ron Johnson unseated three-term Democrat Russ Feingold. Johnson, a political novice, seemed to come out of nowhere. Even he seemed surprised by his win.
  • Sen. Feingold Concedes, Hints At 'Next Adventure'
    Three-term incumbent Russ Feingold was counting on his reputation as an independent to protect him from the Republican tidal wave sweeping the 2010 elections. But in the end, he got swamped by a political newcomer.
  • What They're Saying: Voters On The Economy
    The economy was the big issue this election. Renee Montagne has this report on a few voters' views of the economy.
  • GOP Picks Up Governorships, Many In Swing States
    The Republican success in the U.S. House was matched by a run on governor's mansions across the country. The GOP had picked up 10 seats formerly held by Democrats, with some results still out. That gives many of them the power to rewrite political maps as their states go through redistricting. But they will also have to take on the same budget deficits and high unemployment that has bedeviled their Democratic predecessors.
  • Calif.'s Proposition On Legal Marijuana Fails
    California's Proposition 19, the controversial ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana, was rejected by voters Tuesday.

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