?(St. Paul, MN) -- More Minnesotans voted in the November election than any other in state history -- two-million-950-thousand-780, according to numbers officially confirmed today (Tues) by the State Canvassing Board. Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says 76-point-one percent of those eligible voted in the election, 30-thousand more than the previous record set in 2008. And Ritchie indicates even greater was the increase in the number of people voting on Election Day itself. He says Minnesotans not only retain their title as number one in the nation, but also showed "their enthusiasm and their civic engagement by getting out to the polls on election day this year." The Canvassing Board also officially certified that automatic recounts will begin tomorrow (Wed) in two close legislative races: Senate District 20 in the Northfield area and House District 8-B in Alexandria and vicinity.