Other Rural News

DECISION DAY: What to Expect

By November 4, 2012 No Comments

With less than 48 hours to go, candidates are scrambling across their districts to get out their vote. The presidential election appears to be tied in national polls and recent Minnesota polls indicate the race has tightened up here with President Obama maintaining a slight advantage. This means there are no big waves to carry down ballot candidates across the finish line. With legislative majority status hanging in the balance, party leaders and activists on both sides will sprint toward the Tuesday, 8 pm finish line.

Wednesday morning will hopefully provide some much needed election relief. That is, if we don’t have several recounts to determine winners and even the majorities in the state House and Senate. Minnesota law requires recounts in races where a candidate wins with less than 0.1%. Recent elections have resulted in several recounts in local legislative races and even statewide for Governor in 2010 and U.S. Senate in 2008. Let’s hope for clear winners on Tuesday so we can pivot back to the issues facing our state and nation.

Get out in vote on Tuesday and have your voice heard.