9 Races Still Up in Air

Minnesota governor's race headed for recount
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2010 6:40 AM CST
Police officers are assisted as they unload ballots from the cities of Mound and Shorewood at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis.   (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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(Newser) – More than a week after America went to the polls, seven House races are still too close to call and two statewide elections are undecided. The results look certain to make the historic Republican win in the House even bigger, the Los Angeles Times notes, with Democratic candidates defending all seven districts and leading in just two—California's 11th and Kentucky's 6th. The differential is fewer than 700 votes in most races; a 10th race in North Carolina's 2nd has been called for the Republican, but a recount is expected.

Alaska is preparing to examine write-in ballots to decide its Senate race; in Minnesota, the last unresolved governor's race in the nation shows no sign of being decided anytime soon, the AP reports. Republican Tom Emmer trails Democrat Mark Dayton by 8,750 votes—well within the margin for a recount—and the fight is expected to continue into December. Gov. Tim Pawlenty has held transition talks with both men and may have to extend his term if the race isn't resolved by Jan. 3.

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