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It’s official: Minnesota Canvassing Board certifies 2014 primary election results

No surprises today as the Minnesota Canvassing Board certified the results of last week’s state and federal primary election.

And no recounts.

The major contested races were on the Republican ballot, where Jeff Johnson moves on in the governor’s race to face DFLer Mark Dayton on Nov. 4; and Mike McFadden easily won in the U.S. Senate race, where he’ll run against Sen. Al Franken.

On the DFL side, State Auditor Rebecca Otto easily beat challenger Matt Entenza.

Official vote tallies were released by Secretary of State Mark Ritchie: 401,878 voters cast a ballot in the primary, or 10.37 percent of the state’s 3,876,752 eligible voters.

Recent previous primary turnouts were:

  • 2012: 9.61 percent
  • 2010: 15.93 percent
  • 2008: 11.26 percent

Absentee and mail votes cast:

32,710 (around 27,500 were absentee ballots).

Previous absentee ballots cast in Minnesota primaries: 

  • 2012: 19,624
  • 2010: 31,276
  • 2008: 21,160

Voters registering at the polls on election day:


Previous Election Day registration in Minnesota primaries: 

  • 2012: 17,975
  • 2010: 39,669
  • 2008: 24,700

The canvassing board members are:

  • Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State, Chair
  • The Honorable G. Barry Anderson, Minnesota Supreme Court
  • The Honorable Christopher Dietzen, Minnesota Supreme Court
  • The Honorable Fred Karasov, Fourth Judicial District
  • The Honorable Lyonel Norris, Fourth Judicial District

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