Absentee Ballot and Early Voting Numbers

We have obtained the Absentee Ballot and Early Voting numbers from the Secretary of State’s Office. More votes came in on Election Day. We believe any ballot cast and postmarked on Election Day should be accepted, because the person did vote on the day in...

Takeaways from the 2018 Election

In Minnesota, the question over whether this is a blue, purple or red state has been laid to rest. Minnesota is a Blue state. No Republican has been elected statewide since 2008, and then only by a plurality. In this election, Attorney General candidate Doug Wardlow...

The Lessons from Trump

When Republicans took the State House Majority in 1999 they dramatically changed the services available for the DFL Minority. They provided the DFL with a far smaller budget and it resulted in the number of Legislative Assistants going from one for every two...

DFL House Majority Set to Defines Itself

Tonight, the DFL House Majority will meet at 7:00 pm in the State Office Building to vote on its leadership for the 2019-20 legislative session. House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman (DFL-36B, Brooklyn Park) is expected to stand and be elected as Speaker, but the...

The Emergence of Two New Major Parties.

In spite of withdrawing from the Attorney General’s race and endorsing the ultimate victor Noah Johnson of the Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party received 145759 votes for 5.71% and Michael Ford of the Legal Marijuana Now Party in the State Auditor’s race...