2016 Election Cycle
Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine carried Minnesota by 1.5 points – the closest race for president in the state since 1984. With the victory, Minnesota became the first state outside of the South in which the Democratic Party has won 11 consecutive presidential elections.
There was no partisan turnover in the state’s eight congressional districts with the DFL maintaining a 5-3 majority in the state delegation.
Republicans netted six state Senate seats to eke out a 34-33 majority and flip the chamber. The GOP also gained three seats in the state House to build their majority to 76-57 with one vacancy at the convening of the new legislature.
Appointed Associate Justice Natalie Hudson was elected to the Supreme Court for a full term.