Minnesota Senate election dates and Voting Live

Minnesota Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
Minnesota Senate election Dates 2020
Minnesota Senate election​ Date: August 11, 2020​ 

Incumbent Democrat Tina Smith was appointed to the U.S. Senate to replace Al Franken in 2018 after serving as lieutenant governor, and she won a special election later in 2018 to serve the remainder of Franken's term. She is seeking a full term in 2020.


Minnesota Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

Former congressman Jason Lewis is running for the Republican nomination. Potential Republican candidates include 2018 lieutenant governor candidate Donna Bergstrom and former state representative Doug Wardlow.

On July 2, 2019, 2018 Republican nominee Karin Housley announced that she would not be a candidate for the U.S. Senate again, instead seeking re-election to the Minnesota State Senate.

The Electoral system of Minnesota

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In Minnesota, state legislators (including both senators and representatives) are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

·  Minnesota's governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, auditor, and attorney general are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

·  Minnesota's United States Senators and United States Representatives are also elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in Minnesota: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.

Minnesota Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Rob Barrett, Jr. (Republican)
  • Jason Lewis (Republican)
  • Tina Smith (Democratic)
  • Theron Preston Washington (Republican)


    Minnesota Elections Results

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Past Minnesota Elections Results 

United States Senate election in Minnesota, 2018

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Democratic–Farmer–Labor

Amy Klobuchar (incumbent)

1,566,174

60.31%

-4.92%

 

Republican

Jim Newberger

940,437

36.21%

+5.68%

 

LMN

Dennis Schuller

66,236

2.55%

N/A

 

Green

Paula Overby

23,101

0.89%

N/A

 

Write-in

931

0.04%

N/A

Total votes

2,596,879

100%

N/A