High Court rules against Emmer

Tom Emmer talks about the recount on tpt’s Almanac

The Minnesota Supreme Court quickly shot down a petition filed by Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer.   So the State Canvassing Board will meet as planned Tuesday to certify of the election results triggering an automatic recount in the race for governor.

Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Tony Sutton issued the following statement regarding today’s decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court:

“We appreciate the Minnesota Supreme Court expediting this important matter.  While we strongly disagree with the court’s ruling, we look forward to getting the legislatively mandated recount underway starting Monday.  We will continue to work to ensure that Minnesota election law is followed, that the most basic right of our election system of one person, one vote is upheld.  It is critical that our election laws are followed so that Minnesotans have confidence in the ultimate outcome of this election,” said Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Tony Sutton.

The following statement regarding the ruling can be attributed to Dayton Recount Director Ken Martin:

“We’re very pleased with the prompt decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court. We look forward to tomorrow’s state canvassing board meeting and the certification of the election results, which currently show Mark Dayton with an unofficial 8,770-vote victory in the governor’s race.

“Minnesota’s election went through a thorough process of review, both during the county canvassing and also during the post election reviews – neither of which showed any indication of problems. Again, Minnesota’s elections have a clean bill of health.

“Since it looks likely that the race will go to automatic recount, we are preparing for an orderly recount process that will certify the winner of this election on December 14 and seat a new governor on January 3. We fully expect that Governor to be Mark Dayton.”

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