Deputy Secretary of State Jim Gelbmann, center, helped preside over the recount for the 2008 U.S. Senate race between Al Franken and Norm Coleman that took place two years ago. Gelbmann, a Woodbury resident, has recused himself from participating in the recount for Minnesota gubernatorial race because of his longstanding affiliation with governor candidate Mark Dayton. The gubernatorial recount began last week. File photo.
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