After initial numbers came in Tuesday night, the results weren’t unexpected. But the vote counting Wednesday allowed the reality of it to sink in — that city government has been altered drastically.
It isn’t nuclear physics, people. Here are the basics to consider before you cast your ballot in Minneapolis or St. Paul.
“Police shootings — thankfully — are relatively rare,” says Levy-Pounds. “But racial profiling is not rare. Police harassment is not rare. … And those are the issues of reform that still need to be addressed.”
Governed by the school board, Minneapolis Public Schools are almost entirely independent of the mayor’s office. That doesn’t mean the candidates don’t have anything to say about education, though.
Less clear is whether he, or any mayoral candidate, can actually change that culture.
Wednesday afternoon, Hodges confirmed her attendance in a post on her Facebook page and blasted unnamed opponents for “shopping” the story to news outlets.
That was the takeaway from Saturday’s forum at Shiloh Temple for the nine candidates for Minneapolis mayor.
Candidates are trying to catch up to a movement started by grassroots activists.
Fun with Minneapolis election graphs, why cities want you to bike, JFK remembrances and more.
If officials had adhered to one specific statement in the ordinance, they could have eliminated 32 candidates at once and announced a winner within an hour.
A self-described DFL progressive, the eight-year City Council member does her homework and doesn’t quit a fight just because things aren’t going her way.
Political junkie with the time — and the patience — can keep track of the laborious process at two sites.
MinnPost contributing photograher Terry Gydesen captured the final hours of the campaign.
Hodges’s first-round showing was so strong that her closest opponent, Mark Andrew, said she would be an excellent mayor.
A sample of voters and election judges reported little confusion with ranked-choice voting, new polling machines or the lengthy list of mayoral candidates.
In 1973, the race for mayor ended with a last-minute shock and a surprise winner, although that was in a three-way race using the traditional voting system.
But that doesn’t mean those voting early at City Hall have enjoyed sorting out the candidates or that they are huge fans of ranked-choice voting.
Candidates shun any hint of negative campaigning to avoid alienating any voters who might make them their second or third choice.
Undecided? We asked the eight leading mayoral candidates about a range of urban policy issues.
All eight of the leading candidates say they’re ready to go. Their two big challenges: convincing the undecided and getting their supporters to the polls.