Minnesota is Turning Red

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I think the story of the vote is quite simple: a lot of voters who elected a lot of Republican representatives at federal and state levels, crossed over to vote against the bastard in the top office.
 

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Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

Confused by title of thread. Did I miss the red wave in MN? It looks blue on the map?
The MN house was 75-59 DFL majority.

It will now likely be 68-66, a loss of 7 seats for the DFL. That seems pretty substantial, and could be enough to remove Walz's emergency powers as the MN senate will remain controlled by the GOP.
 

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The MN house was 75-59 DFL majority.

It will now likely be 68-66, a loss of 7 seats for the DFL. That seems pretty substantial, and could be enough to remove Walz's emergency powers as the MN senate will remain controlled by the GOP.
Wow, Thanks for the info. A pretty big day for Minnesota turning red.
  • Flipped District 7 that had been held by teh Democrats for over three decades, so now half the Representatives are Republicans.
  • Maintained their leadership of the State Senate
  • Wiped out the big majority the Dems had in the house.
 

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Confused by title of thread. Did I miss the red wave in MN? It looks blue on the map?
You're just color blind. It was indeed a pretty big day for Minnesota turning red.
  • Flipped District 7 that had been held by the Democrats for over three decades, so now half the Representatives are Republicans.
  • Republicans maintained their leadership of the State Senate
  • And they wiped out the big majority the Dems had in the House.
Definitely a step in the right direction.
 

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District 7 is as rural as it gets in Minn. Peterson represented it for years, and was a DINO.

In other Minnesota turning Red news: Minnesota remains Blue.
 

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You're just color blind. It was indeed a pretty big day for Minnesota turning red.
  • Flipped District 7 that had been held by the Democrats for over three decades, so now half the Representatives are Republicans.
  • Republicans maintained their leadership of the State Senate
  • And they wiped out the big majority the Dems had in the House.
Definitely a step in the right direction.
Whatever helps you sleep at night

if anything it's showing the further divide of rural vs urban.
 

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You're just color blind. It was indeed a pretty big day for Minnesota turning red.
  • Flipped District 7 that had been held by the Democrats for over three decades, so now half the Representatives are Republicans.
  • Republicans maintained their leadership of the State Senate
  • And they wiped out the big majority the Dems had in the House.
Definitely a step in the right direction.
Give it a rest.
 

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if anything it's showing the further divide of rural vs urban.
Yep, Walz ran under the theme of "One Minnesota" where he was going to unite the urban folks with the rural. Obviously another big fail by him. The next gov race will be interesting.
 

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Yep, Walz ran under the theme of "One Minnesota" where he was going to unite the urban folks with the rural. Obviously another big fail by him. The next gov race will be interesting.
I don't think GOP will never win a state wide election again, but it's been since 06.

While rural is growing redder, it's also losing population, including NE minnesota which is shifting.
 

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I don't think GOP will never win a state wide election again, but it's been since 06.

While rural is growing redder, it's also losing population, including NE minnesota which is shifting.
Yep. No more mining jobs. That way of life is dying. Gotta go where the work is. Can't stay in some dying mine town.
 

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The MN house was 75-59 DFL majority.

It will now likely be 68-66, a loss of 7 seats for the DFL. That seems pretty substantial, and could be enough to remove Walz's emergency powers as the MN senate will remain controlled by the GOP.
What would change?
You get to shop without a mask?
 

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His Twitter account showed he was a Florida Gators fan. Assuming he's from there.
 

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I don't think GOP will never win a state wide election again, but it's been since 06.

While rural is growing redder, it's also losing population, including NE minnesota which is shifting.
Times change. It could be a really difficult couple of years for Walz. We'll see what the mood of the people is in the next election. We have something like a $6 Billion deficit to deal with, large parts of the city that are burned down, surging crime rates in MPLS, businesses are leaving, and the state pensions (especially the teachers union) are in really bad shape. He has a challenge in front of him, and right now not much of a plan to deal with it. Let's see what he actually does versus what he says he will do.
 

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Large parts of the city burned down? :sneaky:

You've never even gotten off the freeway in the city, outside of downtown, have you?
Time to drop the bizarre behavior MPLS and at least pretend to be an adult, the election is over. Yes, large parts of the city have been destroyed and they won't be rebuilt for quite a while. Businesses have left. This is an issue Walz will need to deal with or it will be a continual reminder for years. It's one of the many challenges that he has to step up and take some action to solve. Just talking isn't going to fix it.
 

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What is the % of blocks in the city had buildings that burned down? Guessing single digits, if that.

"Large parts". Silly lie
 

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What is the % of blocks in the city had buildings that burned down? Guessing single digits, if that.

"Large parts". Silly lie
Yes, I get that you said it was businesses that blacks owned, so therefore in your logic, it is not a big deal that they were destroyed. But try to be an adult and realize that it is a big deal to the people that live there, to the people that used those businesses, and to the business owners themselves. This is indeed a big deal for many people. The lives of many individuals were uprooted and changed forever. This is just one of the many items Walz needs to address. Blocks of buildings destroyed is an issue. He has many others to deal with. Let's see what he can do.
 

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69-65 DFL House. Slumming in 45 is wrong again.

The LMN party kept GOP control of the senate. Without them, the DFL controls all of Minnesota.
 

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If you want MN to be a shit hole state, yes its progress.

Have you lived in other states?
I have and MN blows them out of the water.
You are correct in some respect. We have taken a BIG hit lately though. Riots and high crime will do that.
 

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69-65 DFL House. .
Thanks for the information. If that's the final result, the Dems lost a lot of seats. According to "WeatherGuy", it was 75-59 going into the election. So the margin went from 16 to only 4. We'll see what Walz can do with such a slim hold.
 

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Yes, I get that you said it was businesses that blacks owned, so therefore in your logic, it is not a big deal that they were destroyed. But try to be an adult and realize that it is a big deal to the people that live there, to the people that used those businesses, and to the business owners themselves. This is indeed a big deal for many people. The lives of many individuals were uprooted and changed forever. This is just one of the many items Walz needs to address. Blocks of buildings destroyed is an issue. He has many others to deal with. Let's see what he can do.
Blocks with burned down buildings is an issue, regardless how few the number of blocks like that there are, and regardless of the skin color, ethnicity, and religion of the building owners or the business owner tenants.

"Many" and "large parts" are lying exaggerations.
 

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69-65 DFL House. Slumming in 45 is wrong again.

The LMN party kept GOP control of the senate. Without them, the DFL controls all of Minnesota.
Not saying you're wrong ... but people who waste their single, non-ranked choice vote on the LMN party know exactly what they're doing and where they stand.
 

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Thanks for the information. If that's the final result, the Dems lost a lot of seats. According to "WeatherGuy", it was 75-59 going into the election. So the margin went from 16 to only 4. We'll see what Walz can do with such a slim hold.
Literally nothing changes, when the senate didn't change.


In other Minnesota turning Red news: Minnesota is still Blue.
 

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District 7 is as rural as it gets in Minn. Peterson represented it for years, and was a DINO.

In other Minnesota turning Red news: Minnesota remains Blue.
Finally ran against someone that 75% of the voters didn't say "who?" when they got their ballot. The district will disappear when MN loses a seat in 2022.
 

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Literally nothing changes, when the senate didn't change.
In other Minnesota turning Red news: Minnesota is still Blue.
Flipping the 7th District is a big deal -- it's been Blue for decades. On the state level, it's a lot easier for a Gov to get things passed when they have a 16 member buffer. Now if just three Ds don't vote his way (and the R's go straight party line), then the bill doesn't get out of the House. Let's see how Walz does in the coming year. He's got a lot on his plate, and it's time to start taking action. There is no more rainy day savings to spend. The deficit needs to be addressed. Maybe Biden comes to the rescue? It'll be interesting to see what happens.
 

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You're just color blind. It was indeed a pretty big day for Minnesota turning red.
  • Flipped District 7 that had been held by the Democrats for over three decades, so now half the Representatives are Republicans.
  • Republicans maintained their leadership of the State Senate
  • And they wiped out the big majority the Dems had in the House.
Definitely a step in the right direction.
Peterson also voted more with republicans than Stauber so he was DFL by name and because of campaign contributions. I do believe 7 stays Red for awhile. 8 will be dependent on census and how the lines move.
 
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Peterson also voted more with republicans that Stauber so he was DFL by name and because of campaign contributions. I do believe 7 stays Red for awhile. 8 will be dependent on census and how the lines move.
7 and 8 will more or less merge. Stauber and Fishbach can have who loves Trump more? contest in the primary.
 
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