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Editorial: Much smoother recount this time around

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The best thing about the recount of Minnesota's governor election is that it has been a rather dull story. That's good news. Unlike the bitterness and heat that erupted two years ago during the recount of the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken, the recount of the election for governor between Democrat Mark Dayton and Republican Tom Emmer has been mostly civil and workmanlike.

Several factors made the difference.

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