The Minnesota governor’s race will conclude Wednesday morning with the concession of Republican Tom Emmer, according to reports.

On Tuesday, Emmer's campaign withdrew almost all its remaining ballot challenges, paving the way for Democrat Mark Dayton to declare victory. Dayton, a former senator, currently leads Emmer by about 9,000 votes out of 2.1 million cast. A recount had been under way since the Nov. 2 election but didn't erode the Democrat's lead.

Emmer is expected to concede at 11:30 Eastern time, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.