Why did Minnesota vote to the right of Michigan and Wisconsin in this election?
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« on: July 25, 2021, 02:41:05 PM »

Why did Minnesota vote to the right of Michigan and Wisconsin in this election?
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2021, 04:15:31 PM »

I wanna say that the Twin Cities metro had a lot more red suburbs at the time.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2021, 05:25:53 PM »

I wanna say that the Twin Cities metro had a lot more red suburbs at the time.
That would make sense.
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2021, 04:14:36 PM »

There was a competitive senate race in Minnesota unlike WI and MI so republicans spent more resources in MN than they did in the other two states
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2021, 04:25:17 PM »

I wanna say that the Twin Cities metro had a lot more red suburbs at the time.

That certainly played a role, along with the WWC vote being more Democratic.   In addition while the economy was in the midst of a dive all over Michigan was one of if not the hardest hit state.
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2021, 04:51:16 PM »

McCain pulled out of MI and WI but kept pumping money into MN and saw it as an opportunity for his kind of Republican.

Republicans also held the open MN-03 and nearly held the Senate seat.
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2021, 03:18:21 AM »

Interestingly turnout increased decently in Michigan while showing no change in Minnesota and a 3 point decrease in Wisconsin according to Wikipedia.
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2021, 03:23:47 AM »

The RNC was also held in the Twin Cities in 2008 (not sure if that had anything to do with it but just throwing that out there).
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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2021, 01:14:56 AM »

The RNC was also held in the Twin Cities in 2008 (not sure if that had anything to do with it but just throwing that out there).
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2022, 12:18:00 PM »

1. There was a very competitive Senate race here, Franken and Coleman were neck and neck in the polls for a while, and it obviously ended with Franken winning by 312 votes. That made Minnesota a very important state for the RNC to invest in, even holding the 2008 RNC here. That ended up hurting not just Franken, but Obama as well.

2. McCain also did a lot of campaigning here, thinking he could potentially flip it to put a wrench into Obama's electoral plan, essentially what he tried to do with Pennsylvania on a lesser scale. It failed in the end, but it did likely drop Obama's margin a bit. This is in contrast with Michigan and Wisconsin, states that McCain had abandoned near the end of the campaign due to lackluster polling numbers.
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