|MINNESOTA||10 Electoral Votes|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
Total Population, July 2004 est. 5,100,958
Registration, Nov. 2, 2004 2,977,496 (does not include same day registrants)
Note: Minnesota has Election Day registration.
Minnesota has: 87 counties.
Five largest counties: Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, Anoka, Washington.
Five largest cities: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, Duluth, Rochester.
Secretary of State
Party of MN
Number of Eligible Voters: 3,658,000
Kerry widened the margin upon Gore's 2000 showing, gaining a plurality of 98,319 votes (3.48 percentage points). Kerry finished ahead in the 4th, 5th and 8th CDs. At the meeting of the Electoral College on Dec. 13, 2004 Minnesota earned an asterisk when one of the 10 electors voted for John Edwards for president.
Total Voters: 2,457,156.
Bush made a close race for Minnesota's 10 electoral votes, but on Election Day Gore came out on top, gaining a plurality of 58,607 votes (2.41 percentage points). Gore carried 16 counties to 71 for Bush. The last Republican presidential candidate to carry Minnesota was Richard Nixon, seeking re-election in 1972 against George McGovern. Yet in October at least one poll showed Bush ahead. The state experienced a crush of activity in the closing weeks of the campaign. Nader supporters hoped to obtain as much as 10 percent, which, had it happened could have tipped the state to Bush. Gov. Ventura, who has roiled Minnesota politics since his upset win in 1998, remained neutral in the presidential race.
General Election Activity
|County Unit Conventions:
March 2-April 4, 2004;
CD Conventions: April 17-May 22, 2004;
State Convention (Duluth): May 22-23, 2004.
Republican - Precinct
Caucuses: Tuesday, March 2, 2004; BPOU Conventions: March 27-April
24, 2004; CD Conventions: May 1-29, 2004; State Convention: June 5, 2004.
Delegates and 38 Alternates.
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