Why Minnesota Could Be The Next Midwestern State To Go Red

FiveThirtyEight (08/31/2020)
  • While the Democratic presidential candidate has won Minnesota in the last 11 elections, the state has become redder over time.
  • The shift is largely driven by Minnesota’s white voters without college degrees voting increasingly conservative.
  • While in the past many of these blue-collar voters rallied around Democrats’ support of labor unions, they’ve become increasingly alienated by the left’s pro-environment and anti-gun proposals.
  • “In 2016, every county in Greater Minnesota got redder, and 19 of them flipped from Barack Obama to Trump”.