Tag Archives: Marc Elias

DFLers join redistricting tussle

Democrats in Minnesota have been slow to rise to the redistricting fight this time around. During session, DFL caucuses in the Minnesota House and Senate passed on the chance to produce maps to counter a GOP majority proposal that pitted 26 incumbents against one another, the vast majority of them DFLers.

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The cast of players that will put together Minnesota’s new electoral maps is taking shape

In the absence of any sign that the GOP Legislature and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton will be able to agree on a plan for the state’s 2012 redistricting, a five-judge panel is preparing to redraw the state’s political map for the coming decade.

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Supreme Court denies Emmer petition

The Minnesota Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition from Republican Tom Emmer and the Minnesota GOP arguing that local elections officials failed to properly reconcile the number of votes cast with the number of voters registered. The decision paved the way for the state canvassing board to certify the election results on Tuesday and move forward with an automatic recount that's scheduled to begin next week.

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