Minnesota has been a lock for Democrats in presidential elections for years. The idea that it could be flipped to a red state has been unthinkable. Until now.
Donald Trump has managed to put Minnesota into play for the 2016 election.
Southwest Minneapolis Patch reports:
‘Minnesota Is in Play’ in Presidential Election
Minnesota isn’t exactly considered a battleground state in the 2016 presidential election. The state has gone blue in every presidential election since 1976.
Neither Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton nor Republican rival Donald Trump have hosted a single public event in Minnesota this campaign season.
However, a new poll shows that the state is far from a lock for Clinton.
A KSTP/SurveyUSA poll shows Clinton leading Trump 46 percent to 39 percent.
“Minnesota is in play,” said Larry Jacobs of the University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute.
“Trump is only six or seven points behind and has not campaigned actively in Minnesota, whereas Democrats are counting on Minnesota and have actually put some money in. So I think these are surprising results.”
“It’s gotta be a wake-up call for the Clinton campaign that they can’t take Minnesota for granted,” Jacobs added.
That’s absolutely stunning.
When this election is over, Donald Trump may have rearranged America’s political map.