MINNESOTA 10 Electoral Votes
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
Total Population, April 1, 2000            4,919,479
Voting Age Population, Nov. 2000        3,547,000         % change from '96 +3.9
Registration, Nov. 2000                      3,265,324
Note: Minnesota has Election Day registration.
Minnesota has: 87 counties, 4,076 precincts.
Five largest counties: Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, Anoka, Washington.
Five largest cities: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, Duluth, Rochester.

Governor: Jesse Ventura (Ind. Pty) elected in 1998.
State Legislature: Minnesota State Legislature   House: 63D, 70R, 1I  Senate: 41D, 25R, 1I
Local: Counties, Cities...   NACO Counties
U.S. House: 6DFL, 2R - 1. G.Gutknecht (R) | 2. D.Minge (DFL) | 3. J. Ramstad (R) | 4. B.Vento (DFL) died Oct. 2000 | 5. M.O.Sabo (DFL) | 6. B.Luther (DFL) | 7. C.Peterson (DFL) | 8. J.Oberstar (DFL)
U.S. Senate: Rod Grams (R) up for re-election in 2000, Paul Wellstone (D) serving through 2002.
Changes as of the November 2000 Elections
State Legislature: All 134 House seats and all 67 Senate seats were up.  Control remained split -- House: 65D, 69R  Senate: 39D, 27R, 1I.
U.S. House: 5DFL, 3R.  Republicans took the 2nd district seat held by David Minge (DFL). 2. M.Kennedy (R), 4. B.McCollum (DFL)
U.S. Senate: Democrats picked up a seat: Mark Dayton (D) defeated incumbent Rod Grams (R).

Land of 10,000 Lakes

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Constitution Party of MN
Green Party of MN
Libertarian Party of MN
MN DFL Party
Natural Law Party of MN
Independence Party of MN
Republican Party of MN

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General Election -- Tuesday, November 7, 2000
Past Results
Clinton (Dem.).....1,120,438
Dole (Rep.)............766,476
Perot (Ref.)............257,704
Nader (Grn.)............24,908
Others (7+w/ins)......23,114

Clinton (Dem.).....1,020,997
Bush (Rep.)...........747,841
Perot (MNfP)..........562,506
Others (8+w/ins)......16,603
Note: 64% of registered Minnesota voters showed up at the polls in 1996 compared to 49% nationally.

Phillips/Frazier (Const.)
Gore/Lieberman (DFL)
Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
Harris/Trowe (SWP)
Hagelin/Goldhaber (Ref.)
Browne/Olivier (Lib.)
Nader/LaDuke (Grn.)
Declared Write Ins (3) 

Total Voters: 2,457,156.

Bush made a close race for Minnesota's 10 electoral votes, but on Election Day Gore came out on top, gaining a plurality of 58,607 votes (2.41 percentage points).  Gore carried 16 counties to 71 for Bush.  The last Republican presidential candidate to carry Minnesota was Richard Nixon, seeking re-election in 1972 against George McGovern.  Yet in October at least one poll showed Bush ahead.  The state experienced a crush of activity in the closing weeks of the campaign.  Nader supporters hoped to obtain as much as 10 percent, which, had it happened could have tipped the state to Bush.  Gov. Ventura, who has roiled Minnesota politics since his upset win in 1998, remained neutral in the presidential race.
General Election Activity
In the U.S. Senate race, Mark Dayton (DFL) defeated incumbent Rod Grams (R) 48.8% to 43.3% with 5.8% going to the Independence Party candidate.  In House races, Bush's strong showing helped Mark Kennedy (R) narrowly defeat incumbent David Minge (DFL) in the 2nd district.  The 6th and 4th district races were also hotly contested.

(Minnesota held its state primary election on September 12, 2000).
Caucuses in March 2000
Local Caucuses  March 7, 2000 
Congressional District Conventions April 25-May 20, 2000
State Convention   June 8-10, 2000

Total Delegates 
34of 2,066 (1.6%).
Precinct Caucuses   March 11-12, 2000 
Congressional District Conventions April 15-June 2, 2000
State Convention   June 3-4, 2000

Total Pledged Delegates 74 of 3,537 (2.1%).
Total Delegates 90 of 4,335 (2.1%).

Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.