With a big uptick in mail-in voting driven by the pandemic and tight contests in several key states, it may take a few more hours — or days — than usual to know the result of the 2020 presidential election.
In former Minnesota Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach, Republicans thought they had found the perfect candidate to unseat the fifteen-term incumbent. The ag industry doesn’t appear to share their enthusiasm.
Students are finding creative ways to organize during the pandemic. But disruptions caused by remote learning and campus closures could have a big impact.
Numerous legislative battleground races include pot party candidates, some with tenuous connections to the legalization movement, causing some DFLers to believe the candidates could simply be there to hurt Democrats.
Overall, election officials were pleased with how smoothly things went in last week’s primary, despite a number of COVID-19 induced obstacles.
Omar’s decisive victory was driven by a progressive turnout machine built over the last decade.
Omar and her challenger in the DFL primary ran close races in many of the Minneapolis suburbs in the Fifth District, but most of the votes in the race are found in the city itself.
In Minneapolis, Jamal Osman leads in first-place votes for the Ward 6 council seat, while general election contests are also set for three open seats on the Hennepin County Board.
As with everything, COVID-19 has disrupted business as usual when it comes to reporting election results.
From most compelling races to the oddity of voting in the time COVID, an overview of what might be one of the more notable elections of our lifetimes.
Because of COVID-19, local governments have changed numerous polling locations or — in some smaller, rural precincts — gone to mail balloting.
Sanders’ margins in Minneapolis and St. Paul weren’t enough to overcome his weakness elsewhere in the state.
Biden, with a minuscule state operation, benefited from the popularity of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who dropped out of the race the day before the primary and endorsed the former vice president.
Why are voters’ party preferences not private? And is anybody trying to do anything about it?
Minnesota is likely to lose one of its eight seats in U.S. House after reapportionment, though there’s a slim chance the state could avoid that fate.
On Tuesday, voters across the Twin Cities will be weighing in on several ballot measures while also choosing mayors and City Council members in several cities.