Minnesota

Not registered to vote? You’re in luck! This is one of the states that allows you to register AND vote on Election Day at your nearest town or city clerk’s office. Bring ID and wear a mask, and don’t forget to VOTE!

Primary Elections – March 5th, 2024

OPEN PRIMARY – You don’t have to be a registered Democrat to vote in the Democratic primary. Just turn up a choose the “Democratic” ballot.

Presidential Primary

If you want your vote to count as a vote to survive, vote for Marianne Williamson on March 5th! Marianne has suspended her campaign, but she is still on the ballot! She stands for a ceasefire in Gaza, negotiations in Ukraine, an end to warmongering with China, the abolition of nuclear weapons and a full-scale mobilization to address the climate emergency.

This is a primary election solely for the purpose of choosing the Democratic nominee for President. Your vote does not in any way support or enable Trump to get back in! But neither should it be merely a coronation for Joe Biden. He needs to earn our vote. And he needs to get a clear message from the citizens of this country who do not accept the status quo and want to see the changes that Marianne Williamson stands for. Vote to survive!

Congressional Primaries

District 5 – Ilhan Omar

Vote to Survive incumbent Ilhan Omar is up against Democratic “centrist” Don Samuels, who opposes Omar for supporting a ceasefire in Gaza. Ilhan Omar is also one of the strongest supporters of nuclear abolition and climate justice. Your vote for Ilhan Omar is a vote to survive!

Presidential Election – Nov 5th, 2024

This is now a (light) PURPLE state! It has traditionally voted Democratic in Presidential elections, but the gap is very narrow and opinion polls show that Trump could potentially win Minnesota in 2024. It is absolutely critical to our survival that we retain this state for Biden in 2024, whatever we may dislike about Biden!

Latest Opinion Polling Results in Minnesota:

TrumpBidenother/DK% gapdate
39%42%19%3%31-Jan
Source: 270toWin polling averages by state: https://www.270towin.com/2024-presidential-election-polls/

Voting Results in 2020 Election:

TrumpBidenWon by% gap
1,484,0651,717,077233,0127.1%
Source: Federal Election Commission https://www.fec.gov/resources/cms-content/documents/federalelections2020.pdf

Voting Results in 2016 Election:

TrumpClintonWon by:% gap
1,322,9511,367,71644,7651.7%
Source: US Census Bureau, Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2016
https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/voting-and-registration/p20-580.html

This means, because of the electoral system that we have, that your vote, if you live in Minnesota, is almost as crucial to the final outcome as it would be if you lived in a “battleground” state like Pennsylvania, Michigan, or Wisconsin.

If you live in Minnesota, your vote is critical to our survival. If you vote for a third party or don’t vote at all, you might as well be giving your vote to Trump in this state. It’s that close. Please vote! And please vote for Biden in this state, even though he is not the candidate we need for our survival. If you cannot bear the thought of voting for Biden, please consider vote swapping!

Vote Swapping

Are you willing help ensure that Trump does not get back into the White House by voting for Biden in exchange for someone in a solid red or blue state voting for your preferred third-party candidate? If you’d like to know more, click here.

Register to vote:

stateRegistration_by_MailRegistration_OnlineRegistration_in_Person
MinnesotaOct. 13Oct. 13Nov. 3

Vote by mail:

stateDeadline_to_ApplyDeadline_to_MailDeadline_to_be_Received
MinnesotaNov. 2November 3

Vote in person:

StatePolls_open_amPolls_close_pmFind your polling place
Minnesota78http://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/
Note: Times may vary, always check locally. Source: https://ballotpedia.org/State_Poll_Opening_and_Closing_Times_(2020)

AND, your most powerful contribution to this election may not be your own vote, but the vote of a friend, relative, colleague, former neighbor, or somebody else you know who does live in a “battleground” state. You may be the one person who can convince that person to vote, and to vote for our survival, at this election.

Click here for more ideas and help in convincing a friend or relative to vote.

Senate Race

Incumbent Democrat Senator Tina Smith is defending her seat against Republican challenger Jason Lewis. Smith is likely to be re-elected, but we can’t afford to take any chances when it comes to putting an end to Mitch McConnell’s stranglehold on the US Senate.

A vote for Tina Smith is a vote to survive in 2020!

House Races

The best we can hope for in 2020 at the Presidential and Senate levels is to get rid of Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell so that we will at least survive the next four years. But in the medium term, we need to elect politicians who support the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, the Nuclear Ban Treaty and other real, sustainable solutions to the global threats facing us all.

Luckily, we already have over 100 such politicians in the House of Representatives. We need to make sure they get re-elected, and we need to elect more of them!

If you live in one of these US Congressional Districts, you have a progressive member of Congress to support!

District 2 – Angie Craig

District 4 – Ilhan Omar