Minnesota Republicans had a rough election night. Two constitutional amendments they had counted on to help drive Conservative voter turnout not only failed but appeared to have the opposite effect.
Minnesota voters have shot down the Voter ID amendment, but even just a few weeks ago, it had overwhelming support. So, how did this happen?
Democrat Rick Nolan has beaten Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack (kruh-VAK’) to recapture a northeastern Minnesota seat long considered Democratic turf.
Barack Obama has won re-election to a second term as president, beating back a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney. Obama prevailed despite a weak economy and high unemployment.
It looks like Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar has secured her seat in the U.S. Senate, according to CBS News.
Voters’ views of Tuesday’s elections, according to a preliminary exit poll conducted in Minnesota for The Associated Press:
An election watchdog group has received calls that some election judges in at least six counties have been telling voters if they leave ballot questions blank, it will constitute a “no” vote.
It’s probably the most Instagrammed and Facebooked photo of the day: the red “I Voted” sticker. Cindi Houtkooper from Minneapolis emailed, Greg Swan from Chaska tweeted asking: How much do we spend on the stickers? Who pays for them?
Minnesota polling precincts have opened across the state to welcome waiting voters. Light drizzle was falling in the eastern part of the state, but was moving out and a dry day was forecast.
St. Paul High School students are helping out with the election on Tuesday. Students from Johnson High will be serving as election judges.
If absentee ballots are any indication, there’s a great deal of voter interest in this year’s election.
Minnesota got a late burst of attention Sunday from the two presidential campaigns, as former President Bill Clinton stumped for the Obama campaign in St. Cloud while Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan rallied at the Minneapolis airport.
It could be a late night before we know the results of this year’s election.
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