Election 2012

In early election returns, Minnesota was declared to have been won by President Obama. In the last days of the campaign, the Romney forces focused on Minnesota as a possible swing vote. It didn’t turn out that way. ABC projected that President Barack Obama won Minnesota in Tuesday’s election. Minnesota has 10 electoral votes. The [...]

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  Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar won easy reelection to a second, six-year term Election Day (Nov. 6), crushing Republican opponent Rep. Kurt Bills by a wide margin. “We won the right way,” Klobuchar told Democrats gathered in St. Paul Tuesday evening. “He (Bills) campaigned hard to the end. And we all wish him well,” [...]

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Roger Tellinghuisen has defeated Greg McQuay 1732 to 748 in the race for Mille Lacs County commissioner in District 4. Tellinghuisen had 69 percent of the vote to McQuay’s 30 percent.

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With 34 of 34 precincts reporting, Democrat Rick Nolan took a 68.42 to 31.58 victory in the city of Duluth. Nolan had 30,961 votes to Cravaack’s 14, 288 votes, according to duluthnewstribune.com. Chip Cravaack (i) 14288 31.58% Rick Nolan 30961 68.42% 34 of 34 precincts

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South Elementary School first grader Connor Lestrud casts his vote Tuesday in a very important election day issue at the school. Oreos, Chips-Ahoy and Nilla Wafers were vying for the top vote among South students. The winner is to be served up during a school snack time. When votes were tabulated Oreo won with 45 [...]

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“Get in line by 8 p.m.” and help Minnesota continue to hold its No. 1 ranking for voter turnout in the nation, urged Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie at mid day. “It feels like we are in the general pattern between about 75 and 78 percent turnout,” Ritchie related. “The morning turnout in the [...]

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A big campaign bus swung around outside the State Capitol today (Nov. 1) and only a completely apolitical Minnesota, given the large images of President Barack Obama, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, and Democratic U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar brightening the outside, would expect anything but Democrats to come spilling out.   Democrats stopped by the State [...]

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