Election Day came five months early for seven incumbents in the Minnesota Legislature. Six Republicans and one Democrat didn’t attract any opponents by Tuesday’s candidate filing deadline. Barring a write-in effort or a shocking turn of events, they’ll be assured new two-year terms that begin in January.
It’s Election Day and Dave and Blois Olson run down the big races….
Voters in Minneapolis are now choosing their next mayor from a crowded candidate field. Tuesday is an odd-year Election Day in Minnesota, which mostly means city races. The most-watched contest is the race to succeed outgoing Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak.
Tuesday is Election Day across Minnesota. Voters will go to the polls to elect mayors and city councils and vote on school referenda. But all eyes are on Minneapolis, where voters must select a mayor from the largest group of candidates in city history. They’ll use a new voting method called ranked-choice voting.
On Tuesday next week — Election Day — voters in Minneapolis will head to the polls to choose a new mayor and a new city council. But the process of counting the votes and declaring a winner in the mayor’s race is likely to be a lot more complicated than in years past — that’s because of the huge number of candidates and ranked-choice voting.
Minnesota voters came out in record numbers again this year.
A Minnesota judge has ruled that election officials must randomly cancel 35 ballots in a tight legislative race due to a counting error.
We know now that many voters were motivated by the marriage amendment, but it was not restricted to only one party.
Election Day 2012 coverage updated continuously throughout the day and night.
Today, Republicans feel a combination of confusion, disbelief, and anger as to how a slim majority of Americans can possibly want four more years of the Obama administration in the White House. To many, it seems inconceivable that people want to take a chance on more of the same.
Minnesota voters have reinforced the state’s liberal reputation by handing Democrats near-total victory in Tuesday’s election.
Minnesota — home of blue laws that ban alcohol sales on Sunday. We have city-run liquor stores here. We only recently allowed breweries to have their own tap rooms.
The city of Minneapolis says voting machines in a small number of its precincts are experiencing mechanical issues. City Clerk Casey Carl says the issue is affecting about 10 of the city’s 117 precincts.
A lot of you are emailing asking why we’re seeing political campaign ads on TV on Election Day.
Obama plays basketball and Romney campaigns on Election Day