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A recount worker holds up a ballot for two observers to see as the recount in the Minnesota governor's race began Monday in Minneapolis. AP Photo/Jim Mone

Dayton gains a bit as quiet recount starts

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ST. PAUL -- Recount 2010 started quietly Monday, with one exception, as Mark Dayton picked up a mere 24 votes in the Minnesota governor race.

Democrat Dayton extended his lead over Republican Tom Emmer to 8,794 votes out of 2.1 million ballots cast. Dayton picked up 20 votes while Emmer lost four as 44.7 percent of Nov. 2's votes were recounted Monday.

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