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Minnesota Supreme Court Narrows Tom Emmer's Ability To Disqualify Votes

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Republican official tells The Associated Press that Republican Tom Emmer will concede the Minnesota governor's race to Democrat Mark Dayton.

The official with knowledge of the decision says Emmer planned to make a public announcement Wednesday from his home in Delano. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak ahead of an official announcement.

Emmer's decision comes just hours after the Minnesota Supreme Court 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. The state canvassing board was to meet Wednesday to begin the process of certifying the recount results.