MN lege: 2022 races of particular interest, Districts 29-37

September 29, 2022

Third in a series


MN lege: 2022 races of particular interest, Districts 15-28

September 22, 2022

Second in a series


MN lege: 2022 races of particular interest, Districts 1-14

September 17, 2022

First in a series

Jim the Naif – with an update

September 12, 2022

Jim Schultz is an inexperienced private interest lawyer


MN-05: What the heck happened?

August 10, 2022

How was it close?


A lieutenant governor candidate doesn’t seem to want his affiliation any too visible

August 8, 2022

Haven’t seen this before


MN-01: The Party of Trump special primary circus

May 21, 2022

Come one, come all.


MN-01 special election: Is Trump fading as a factor?

March 30, 2022

Walker Orenstein does a lot of good reporting. From an article of his that got my attention, a couple of days ago: Early voting for the May 24 primary for the special election to replace U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District starts next Friday, and candidates have begun crisscrossing the region to […]

Chip Pointing at Numbers

hPVI 2021, Senate edition

March 16, 2022

The 2021 Edition of Minnesota’s Oldest and Most Beloved Legislative District Partisan Metric


Why did the Latino vote shift?

May 18, 2021

It wasn’t a great big shift, by any means. And it’s debatable, at best, that it in and of itself cost Democrats the electoral votes of Florida and/or Texas, and/or the Texas House. But it was significant, and it’s concerning. (I don’t use “Latinx,” and here’s why.) Biden won around two-thirds of Latino voters overall, […]


Why I’m not particularly worried about Election Night, or after

November 2, 2020

I know doom-and-gloom about Trump stealing the election, and mass violence, and so on, are dominating the progressive internet right now. But I just can’t bring myself to feel it. Earlier today, one of the most right-wing federal judges in the country threw out an effort to disqualify a bunch of mostly Democratic votes. He […]


Sputtering hostility is not a legal argument

October 30, 2020

Recently, the 8th Circuit considered a Minnesota law that postponed a federal election date when a major party (one of the cannabis parties) candidate died close enough to the election to require a postponement to permit the nomination of a substitute candidate. Second District Congresswoman Angie Craig brought suit to invalidate the postponement, which had […]