Single-digit margins trigger recounts in suburban Twin Cities council races
What's happening: Single-digit margins in two suburban council races have sparked recount requests.
Zoom in: Minnetonka will begin reviewing ballots Friday in the Ward 3 race, where Paula Ramaley edged out David Haeg by four votes — a margin of less than 0.5%.
- In Hopkins, just one vote separates two rivals for an open council seat. The city is scheduled to start its recount on Monday.
The intrigue: If the Hopkins recount results in a tie, the winner will be decided by a coin flip, per KSTP.
The bottom line: The adage "every vote counts" is especially true in low turnout local races.
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