A recount of the state House race in District 48A has been completed, and it confirms the original results, with DFL Rep. Yvonne Selcer holding on to her seat by 41 votes.
In the recount, Selcer picked up six additional votes, while her Republican opponent, Kirk Stensrud, picked up one additional vote. There were 19,171 votes cast in the close contest in the suburbs west of Minneapolis.
House Republicans, who won back the majority in this month's election, maintain a 72-62 advantage.
Democrats attribute Selcer's victory to sheer effort: She is said to have started walking her district as soon as she won election in 2012 and continued through re-election, slogging through neighborhoods even during the coldest days of winter.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."