Election Blog

New judge Gail Chang Bohr won’t have to worry about re-election bid

Gail Chang Bohr, who campaigned hard to win an open districtcourt judgeship in Ramsey County, won’t have to worry about re-election.She’ll turn 65 in March, and thus will reach the state’s mandatory retirement age for judges of 70 with a little more

National Dem strategy memo quick to brag about ‘how they did it’

In the flush of victory, officials of the Democratic National Committee sent out this memo today, outlining how they did it.A little self-congratulatory, maybe, but political junkies might like it:To:     Interested PartiesFrom:   DNC Communications

AP uncalls Minnesota Senate race

The Associated Press says it prematurely called the U.S. Senate contest between Norm Coleman and Al Franken. To read more, go here.

AP: Coleman wins, recount likely

The Associated Press reports that Republican Norm Coleman has defeated Al Franken in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate contest, but an automatic recount is expected. To read more, go here.

AP: Obama wins Minnesota

The Associated Press reports that Barack Obama has won Minnesota, defeating John McCain to become the ninth straight Democratic presidential hopeful to take the state. To read more, go here.

East Grand Forks: First-time voter goes to the polls

EAST GRAND FORKS, MINN. — Ronald Anderson marched into his polling place at City Hall wearing his Veterans of Foreign Wars service cap.
“I always wear it on special occasions, and this is a special occasion,” he said.

Stuck in the hospital on Election Day? Staff helps you vote

Even if you were lying in a hospital bed at Hennepin County Medical Center today, you still got the opportunity to vote.Nursing staff asked all patients who arrived at the hospital within the past 24 hours if they wanted to vote. Fifteen said yes.

Obama supporters warn of misleading email that’s circulating

The Obama Minnesota office has received dozens of reports from people who have received an anonymous, misleading email stating that, because of long lines at the polls, Obama supporters should vote on Wednesday.The erroneous e-mail has surfaced in m

1st District: High turnout, but who benefits?

It’s been a busy day for both candidates in the 1st Congressional District in southern Minnesota, with incumbent Democratic Rep. Tim Walz and Republican challenger Dr.

Bachmann, Tinklenberg scour for p.m. votes

Late in the afternoon, volunteers for both U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and DFL challenger El Tinklenberg still were trying to round up voters, though as the day wore on it was getting harder to find people who hadn’t already voted. “We expected a high turnout and it certainly is that,” said Michelle Marston, spokeswoman for […]

Kids go to the polls in Shoreview

At Turtle Lake Elementary School in Shoreview, pint-sized voters stepped up to miniature booths this afternoon and checked off their choices for U.S.

Heavy turnout on North Shore

In Duluth’s Lincoln Park/West End neighborhood, the 28th precinct’s head election judge, Anges Vogel, said at 1:30 p.m. she had already had 668 voters. “It’s heavy today, more than usual,” she said. “We usually have about 200.”  At midafternoon, voting was brisk, with no waiting for registered voters. “We’ve got a lot of new people […]