Voters Choices Shift In Some Democratic Areas Of Minnesota
ST. PAUL (AP) - On Election Day, voters in parts of the Iron Range in northeast Minnesota, which has been a Democratic stronghold for generations, favored President-elect Donald Trump.
Nineteen of 87 Minnesota counties that voted for President Barack Obama in 2012 favored Republican Donald Trump on Tuesday, shifting about 50,000 votes.
Voting data from Hibbing, Grand Rapids and other nearby towns showed a change in voters' choices this election.
In Hibbing, Trump narrowly edged out Democrat Hillary Clinton for president. Area voters also chose two Republicans in Minnesota House races, pushing out five-term DFL Rep. Tom Anzelc and four-term Rep. John Persell.
In Itasca County the difference between the Obama victory and the Clinton loss was a change of more than 6,200 votes. Only about 22,000 people voted for president in that county this year.