Minnesota

Minnesota, cobbled together from land that was part of the original United States, land acquired in the Louisiana Purchase and land acquired from Great Britain in 1818, joined the Union in May, 1858. Minnesota voted exclusively Republican from 1860 through the onset of the Great Depression, except for 1912 when it sided with Progressive candidate (and former Republican) Theodore Roosevelt. From 1932 onward, the state has primarily voted Democratic, last voting Republican during Nixon’s landslide victory in 1972. Outside of Washington, D.C., it is the longest Democratic streak in the country. In 1984, Minnesotans gave homegrown Senator Mondale his only state in the lopsided loss to Ronald Reagan. While the Democratic winning streak grew to 11 straight elections in 2016, Hillary Clinton won by a surprisingly narrow 1.5% over Donald Trump. Joe Biden won by 7% in 2020.

Minnesota has had 10 electoral votes since the 1964. It was projected to lose one after the 2020 Census, but edged out New York for the 435th congressional district.

ELECTORAL VOTES

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2020 ELECTION

Recent Presidential Elections

2020
52.4% 45.3%
2016
46.4% 44.9%
2012
52.7% 45.0%
2008
54.1% 43.8%
2004
51.1% 47.6%
2000
47.9% 45.5%
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Presidential Voting History

State voted with the overall winning candidate

1976
D
1980
D
1984
D
1988
D
1992
D
1996
D
2000
D
2004
D
2008
D
2012
D
2016
D
2020
D

Electoral College Votes

Republican
Progressive
Democratic

Colored bars represent electoral votes by party. Hover to see names.

Gray indicates available electoral votes that were either not cast or cast for a candidate not on the ballot.

U.S. Senate Voting History

  Class 1984198619881990199219941996199820002002200420062008201020122014201620182020
1
R
R
D
D
D
D
2
R
D
D
R
D
D
D
3

Data: MIT Election Data and Science Lab / Harvard Dataverse. These are general election results for the years listed.

There are three classes of Senators; one is up for election every second year. Each state has one Senator in two of the three classes.

U.S. House Voting History

District1984198619881990199219941996199820002002200420062008201020122014201620182020
1
D
D
D
D
D
R
R
R
R
R
R
D
D
D
D
D
D
R
R
2
R
R
R
R
D
D
D
D
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
D
D
3
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
D
D
4
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
5
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
6
D
D
D
D
R
D
D
D
D
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
7
R
R
R
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
R
8
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
R
D
D
D
R
R

Data: The Princeton Gerrymandering Project. These are general election results for the years listed.

Vertical lines before 1992, 2002 and 2012 show Census-related redistricting breakpoints. Geographic borders associated with district numbers may have changed.

The state had an additional redistricting before 1994. Same caution about borders applies.

Governor Voting History

1974
D
1978
R
1982
D
1986
D
1990
R
1994
R
1998
RE
2002
R
2006
R
2010
D
2014
D
2018
D

Data: Wikipedia. These are general election results for the years listed.