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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Write-in candidates want votes counted

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ST. PAUL -- Almost everyone knows there are three major candidates for Minnesota governor in Tuesday's election, a few know about four others in the contest and almost no one knows another three are running as write-ins.

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Candidates waging write-in campaigns need to register with elections officials to have their votes counted. So if Mickey Mouse does not register, the votes he seemingly always receives will go for naught.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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