County will follow Secretary of State's direction on recount
When the 2010 general election ballots were counted after the polls closed Nov. 2, Dakota County voters had decided Republican Tom Emmer was their choice for governor. In this county, Emmer received bout 76,000 votes compared to Dayton's 63,000 votes. Independence party candidate Tom Horner received about 21,000 votes.
That was not apparently so throughout the state, as Democrat Mark Dayton appeared to win a narrow victory -- by about 8,700 votes.