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AP Source: Emmer to concede in Minnesota. race

AP Source: Emmer to concede in Minnesota. race

Republican Tom Emmer, bound for a recount loss and with his legal options dwindling, has decided to concede the Minnesota governor's race to Democrat Mark Dayton, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The Republican source said Emmer planned to make a public announcement Wednesday morning from his home in Delano. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak ahead of an official announcement.
Dayton is primed to break his party's 20-year absence in the governor's mansion and to deny Republicans their 30th governorship in a year when the Republicans padded their ranks.
Emmer's decision came on the same day the Minnesota Supreme Court issued an opinion that closed off a potential avenue for an election lawsuit.
Emmer trailed Dayton by nearly 9,000 votes heading into a recount that has changed little. A Democratic official close to Dayton said the senator hadn't received a call from Emmer. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to comment publicly on the matter.
The next governor is to be sworn in Jan. 3, with the Legislature to convene the next day.
Dayton, 63, served a single term in the U.S. Senate from 2000-2006 before deciding not to run for a second.
Emmer, 49, is a three-term state legislator whose reputation as a Capitol firebrand made it a surprise for some when he beat out a more experienced lawmaker to become the Republican nominee in the spring.


Updated : 2021-10-28 09:28 GMT+08:00