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.