December 31, 2016

CHANGED?:

Red-state tide could flood into Minnesota (SALENA ZITO, 12/29/16, Washington Examiner)

One of the most underreported stories of this year's election cycle was how darn close the race finished in Minnesota for Donald Trump.

Yes, Minnesota.

The president-elect did not win the North Star State on Election Day, but he was 44,000 votes shy in a state he was supposed to lose by a predicted 8 percentage points.

That near-miss shows how red Minnesota has become and illustrates how much the entire Great Lake Rust Belt has changed. Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania all flipped their support from President Obama to Trump.

They all are or routinely are governed by Republicans.

Posted by at December 31, 2016 9:41 AM

  

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