We’re still waiting for Hennepin County to fix some tabulating problems on their website.
Still, the patterns are strong enough to indicate that Independence Party candidate Tom Horner is drawing significant numbers of votes away from Republican Tom Emmer, says the Humphrey Institute’s Larry Jacobs.
Horner support is holding steady at 12% and it looks as if he is holding GOP support. Largest MN county — Hennepin — shows about 51% for Dayton, 35% for Emmer and 12% for Horner.
Emmer support about 5 points lower than Pawlenty in 2006 while Horner is almost 5 points higher than Hutchinson; Dayton’s share is the same.
At this stage, Horner is 8 points ahead of 2006 Independence Party candidate Peter Hutchinson in key GOP county of Dakota; Emmer’s 45% is trailing Pawlenty share of 52%
Stay tuned. And post below and tell us what you’re seeing tonight in your part of Minnesota.