Mark Dayton pardons a Turkey

The Weekly Wrap 11-23

November 23, 2012

Ballots get tossed out in a house race and the 2014 rumor mill is already kicking into gear

Mary Franson - Bob Cunniff

Mary Franson – Bob Cunniff outcome even less certain now

November 19, 2012

The unofficial results of the November 6th elections currently have avatar of mumpsimus Mary Franson clinging to a one vote lead over challenger Bob Cunniff in the Minnesota House district 8B race. As I discussed previously, a one vote lead is a tenuous position to be in with a recount looming. Well, that analysis may all be […]

LeftMN Radio Hour

LeftMN Radio Hour 11-18

November 18, 2012

This week we talk with Kenza Hadj-Moussa about the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless and upcoming legislative session

Bruce Vogel

It wasn’t me, it was the Independence Party’s fault!

November 14, 2012

This quote, from soon to be former Representative Bruce Vogel, is priceless: Fourteen hundred and 57 votes. Not a lot, but more than what the margin of victory was. If you’re wondering what the 1,457 number he’s talking about refers to, it’s the number of votes cast for Independence party candidate Zachary Liebl. And Vogel […]

LeftMN Radio Hour

LeftMN Radio Hour 11-11

November 11, 2012

This week on the big show we talk with David Nir from DailyKos Elections about the national results

Another Catholic Voting NO

Did the Marriage amendment deliver the suburbs to the DFL?

November 9, 2012

With the DFL winning back both chambers of the Minnesota Legislature, due largely to their strength in the suburbs, the question has been asked (and was being asked before the election too), did the Marriage amendment help to deliver the suburbs to the DFL? I’m going to explore that idea a bit in this post, […]

Mary Franson - Bob Cunniff

One vote separates Mary Franson and Bob Cunniff in 8B

November 8, 2012

What are the odds she loses?

MNUnited Victory Party

The Rural-Suburban divide on the Minnesota amendments

November 7, 2012

With the results of the 2012 election now almost entirely in the books, Photo Voter ID is failing 52.3%-46.4%, a 5.9% margin. Marriage is failing 51.1%-47.6%, a 3.5% margin. In the end, Photo Voter ID lost by two and a half points more than the Marriage amendment, a result practically unthinkable only a few weeks ago. […]

Vote NO Cake

The polls win

November 7, 2012

Despite all the talk of cell phones and methodology and skewing and unskewing, the polls, once again, proved accurate

Election Night Live Blog

LeftMN Election Live Blog

November 6, 2012

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LeftMN Elections Results Page

November 6, 2012

With Pie Charts! And Maps! And Cool Bar Graph Tables! Oh My!

Minnesota State Capitol

Legislative races to watch on election night

November 5, 2012

In this post I will endeavor to provide a round-up, as these things are typically described, of the top Legislative races to watch on election night. You’ll notice that I didn’t specify a number of races that I will list. Yes, my snobbery runs deep. I’ve instead divided the races that I have included into three categories of races, in descending order […]