2020 election

Despite comfortable Biden victory, DFL failed to take the Legislature. Why?

BY: and - November 9, 2020

Election Day turned out to be a mixed bag for the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. They stood up the western edge of the Democrats’ so-called Blue Wall, delivering a commanding victory to President-elect Joe Biden. Biden won the Twin Cities by massive margins. He won the 3rd Congressional District in the western suburbs by 19 points […]

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The Minnesota precincts to watch on Election Day

BY: - November 3, 2020

There’s a bit of everything in this list that Minnesota election analysts will be watching closely, including a variety of suburbs, small rural towns, etc. The big questions are whether areas that voted for President Barack Obama and then for Donald Trump flip back to the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party; whether the Democrats can push even farther […]

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Trump, GOP campaign groups ask Minn. Supreme Court to separate mail-in ballots arriving after Nov. 3

BY: - October 29, 2020

The Trump campaign, as well as Minnesota Senate and House Republican campaign groups, have asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to order that mail-in ballots that arrive after Election Day be segregated so they may challenge those votes.  The president’s re-election campaign, the Senate Victory Fund and the House Republican Campaign Committee filed a petition on […]

Minnesota GOP hopes to unseat rural Democrat in state House race

BY: - October 28, 2020

Republicans have tried and failed for two decades to unseat Minnesota state Rep. Paul Marquart, DFL-Dilworth, who has long been viewed as a vulnerable incumbent as Republicans have steadily picked off nearly every last Democrat in greater Minnesota.  The GOP hopes that this year, District 4B’s support for President Donald Trump will finally translate to […]

‘I just don’t trust the system any more’: Voters on edge as election nears

BY: and - October 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — Widespread anxiety and confusion around voting, compounded by the pandemic that has spread to millions of Americans, including President Donald Trump. A vastly underfunded and decentralized electoral system that could take days and possibly weeks to certify results.  Attempts to suppress voting, interfere with elections and cast doubt on the integrity of mail-in […]

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50 Minnesota state and federal races to watch in the 2020 election

BY: - September 24, 2020

The presidential race alone is the source of enough election excitement this year, but there’s plenty to keep track of at the state and congressional levels as well. All 201 Minnesota House and Senate seats are on the ballot this year, plus each of the state’s eight U.S. House seats and one of Minnesota’s U.S. […]

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Some states won’t start counting votes until election night, including Minnesota

BY: - September 21, 2020

The country is ready for this presidential election to be over, but when it’s over it may not actually be over.  We’re used to getting results and learning the winner on Election Day, which this year is Nov. 3. But with so many people voting by mail this year due to the pandemic, counting the […]