Minnesota Reformer: Data shows widening partisan divide between cities, greater Minnesota

EXCERPT: “Gov. Tim Walz handily beat Republican challenger Scott Jensen on Tuesday, with preliminary data showing Walz with nearly an 8-point margin. While comfortable, that margin is somewhat diminished from Walz’s first campaign in 2018, when he defeated Jeff Johnson by more than 11% for the gubernatorial seat vacated by Mark Dayton. Below the surface, however, the data reveal that the geographic polarization of Minnesota voters continues apace. Walz ran up his margins in the Twin Cities and Rochester this year, winning more decisively than he did in 2018. But in parts of greater Minnesota — particularly the northwest and southwest corners of the state — support for the Democrat dropped by 10 percentage points or more.” FULL STORY: https://fluence-media.co/3tuH4O5