Friday, November 05, 2010

Republican control of Minnesota Legislature may be short-lived

Democrats in Minnesota can take heart that the Republican takeover of the state senate and house might be short-lived: Turns out that every seat will be up for election in two years. Minnesota law states that new elections for all seats take place two years following redistricing that follows every election year that ends in a zero. Combine that with news that a mere 700 strategically placed votes for the Minnesota House would have shifted control to the Democrats and the Republican takeover loses a little sheen.


James K said...

I find it quite telling that at the MNGop website they only allow comments of 255 characters or less.

Yes...characters.  Not words...characters. 

That works out to about what?  A sentence maybe? 

DiscordianStooge said...

Twitter is only 140 characters. Two to 3 short sentences are possible, which is probably more than many conservatives can manage.

DiscordianStooge said...

I'm sure the righties will find a way to call this democrat election fraud.

blogspotdog said...

I am afraid that a scenario that may play out is that Tom Pritchard and his claque of gay haters will urge the (Republican) Lege to pass a bill for a constitutional amendment prohibiting gay marriage to go on the ballot in 2012 for referendum. Altogether likely. It wouldn't need the singnature of Governor Dayton.

There is nothing, and I mean nothing, like an initiative to "keep the queers from gettin' hitched" to bring conservatives out of the woodwork. They might as well vote for Republicans now that they made it to the voting booth, right?

The Minnesota Republicans could easily have bigger margins after 2012.

DiscordianStooge said...

Can't the left just claim fraud then? Isn't that what election losers do?