Recounts likely in 2 razor-thin state lawmaker wins

Election wins in at least two races for seats in the Minnesota Legislature are so slight that both appear to fall within the half-percent margin that automatically triggers a recount, Politics in Minnesota reports. State Rep. Mary Franson won by just a single vote, early tallies indicate. And Kevin Dahle had a slight edge over retired FBI agent and GOP candidate Michael Dudley, just 0.2 percent more than Dudley’s share of the vote.
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Election wins in at least two races for seats in the Minnesota Legislature are so slight that both appear to fall within the half-percent margin that automatically triggers a recount, Politics in Minnesota reports.

State Rep. Mary Franson won by just a single vote, early tallies indicate. And Kevin Dahle had a slight edge over retired FBI agent and GOP candidate Michael Dudley, just 0.2 percent more than Dudley’s share of the vote.

A record number of ballots were cast in the race Tuesday. About 76 percent of eligible voters participated.

Minnesota often leads the nation in voter turnout percentages.

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