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Ready, Set, Vote — By Absentee If You Wish

Election Day has arrived in Minnesota. Sort of. The state’s early voting window officially opens Friday. People who want to vote absentee can get their ballots.

09/19/2014

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Key Moments Give Fuel To Minnesota Campaign Themes

Several upcoming events on the calendar could help energize campaigns for Minnesota governor and legislative offices. They’ll drive the messages voters will hear from candidates and their allies over the next two months.

09/01/2014

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7 Minnesota Legislators Score Free Election Pass

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.

06/04/2014

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11-5-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

It’s Election Day and Dave and Blois Olson run down the big races….

11/05/2013

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35 Candidates Vie To Be Next Minneapolis Mayor

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.

11/05/2013

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Mpls. Voters To Meet New Voting Method And Longest Ballot In City History

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.

11/04/2013

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Ranked-Choice Voting For Mpls. Mayor Explained

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.

10/29/2013

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MN Officials Cite Few Election Problems, Group Checks Possible Fraud

Minnesota voters came out in record numbers again this year.

11/30/2012

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Votes To Be Randomly Canceled In Tight Minn. Race

A Minnesota judge has ruled that election officials must randomly cancel 35 ballots in a tight legislative race due to a counting error.

11/20/2012

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Reality Check: Republicans Leaders Miscalculated; Amendments Backfired

We know now that many voters were motivated by the marriage amendment, but it was not restricted to only one party.

11/08/2012

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Election Day 2012: Constant Coverage

Election Day 2012 coverage updated continuously throughout the day and night.

11/07/2012

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Opinion: Ten Reasons Mitt Romney Lost The Election

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.

11/07/2012

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Minn. Goes Dem. As Obama, Klobuchar, Nolan Win

Minnesota voters have reinforced the state’s liberal reputation by handing Democrats near-total victory in Tuesday’s election.

11/07/2012

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DeBlog: Did Minnesota Used To Ban Booze On Election Day?

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.

11/06/2012

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Some Mpls. Precincts Dealing With Mechanical Issue

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.

11/06/2012

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DeBlog: Why Are We Seeing Political Ads On Election Day?

A lot of you are emailing asking why we’re seeing political campaign ads on TV on Election Day.

11/06/2012

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Opinion: On Election Day Romney Keeping His Mind On The Business-At-Hand

Obama plays basketball and Romney campaigns on Election Day

11/06/2012

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Will The Dead Vote In Minnesota?

What happens if someone dies between the time they cast their absentee ballot and Election Day? Does the vote count? How do election officials know?

11/06/2012

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John Rash Previews Election Day On WCCO

About three million people across the state are expected to cast their ballots on Election Day, and millions more will do the same across the nation.

11/06/2012

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Opinion: Ballots Full Of Women

While Mitt Romney talks about binders full of women, Democrats have ballots full of women.

11/06/2012

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On Election’s Eve, Obama & Romney Make Last Push

Travelling with Bruce Springsteen as the warm-up act, the president spent his final campaign day in Wisconsin – fighting off a last minute GOP surge.

11/05/2012

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Tips On How To Successfully Cast Your Ballot

More than 3 million Minnesotans are expected to vote in Tuesday’s election. Minnesota is proud to lead the nation in voter turnout.

11/05/2012

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Looking Back: Mark Rosen Runs For Governor, Changes MN Politics

Politics have changed a bit since 1986. Back then, we didn’t have social media, the Internet or very many third-party candidates. So on the eve of this year’s election, we look back at an unusual one.

11/05/2012

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How Much Does Weather Impact Voter Turnout?

It seems like every year we talk about what sort of impact the weather could have on the election. But Election Day snow is actually a rarity in Minnesota. Only twice in the last century has the Twin Cities seen even an inch of snow on Election Day.

11/05/2012

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Marriage Amendment Volunteers Down To The Wire

The Marriage Amendment vote will be a closely watched race on Election Tuesday.

11/05/2012

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