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  Minnesota had an even closer race in '62
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Last EditedRP  Jan 13, 2005 02:29pm
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News DateThursday, January 13, 2005 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionWhen the votes were totaled after election day, Andersen won by 142 votes. Rolvaag went to court and won the right to a recount, and hundreds of counters fanned out throughout Minnesota's 87 county seats. Some 90,000 ballots were in dispute either by the Democrats or Republicans.

Swain said, "If you blinked your eye you might lose the election. One ballot. One vote."

One factor leading to the recount, he said, were allegations that there were more ballots than voters in some precincts — which parallels complaints in Washington.
When it appeared that Rolvaag would prevail, Swain urged Andersen to concede, which he did. He said there never was talk of a revote.
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