Twas the night before the election

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Given that elections are the heart of our democracy, do you ever wonder why there isn’t more folklore built up around it?  Then again, telling children that politicians are going to come down the chimney at night might just be a little too frightening – and perhaps not far enough from reality to make it fodder for legend.

As mentioned previously, you will be able to find election results automatically updating on the left side of this page.  As you can see, you’ll be able to find results for the Transportation Amendment, the statewide offices, the U.S. Senate race, and each of the congressional offices.  I’ve also just added 10 state house races that I think will help determine which party will be in the majority come Wednesday (or January 3 officially).

I chose these 10 races based on input from a couple of sources. They are dispersed around the state and include a mix of vulnerable incumbents and open seats.  I don’t believe they are representative enough to say that which ever party gains the majority of these 10 seats will have the majority in the legislature, but I do think the DFL would have a very tough time winning the majority without winning most of these 10 races. 

Election results should start coming in after 8 p.m. on election night and will reportedly be updated roughly ever 10 minutes or so. 

Here’s to hoping that election judge fairies dance through your head tonight.  

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