This is where an all at-large Congressional race in MN would get sticky for either party. Would either party want this mess?
Big caveat: there isn't the quirky FL/GOP/D split like 1932 today, so I would guess the winning percentages would be >40%'s rather than in the 30%'s
Another wrinkle the scenario added: 2 Republican incumbents had to run as write-in's as they didn't make the top 9 in the GOP primary to advance to the general.
If the %'s needed to win was in the 40's, it would make a big difference what the % was. If it is under 46% for enough of them, the GOP could be highly competitive. If it is >46%, the GOP has a big issue.
If I could find the county breakdowns of these votes, it could shed some more light on how the vote played out, but alas that could take considerable leg work and it’s unclear the data even exists still. As recently as 1994, we are missing precinct level data for the primaries.
Missing that data in various counties for 1972 as well.
For 1972, I would guess that the counties listed as missing will never be found/don't exist. Annoyingly, it includes Hennepin and Ramsey Counties! Did Nixon win Minneapolis in 1972? 🤷‍♂️
If they do exist, they may very well be buried in a box, maybe even mislabeled, in some storage facility in those counties.

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23 Feb
Another tale of an affluent MN suburb moving left in the Trump era: #SD53. Obama +4.7 to Clinton +12.5 to Biden +21.5. Went from being ~3 points to the right of the state in 2012 to over 14 points to the left in 2020.
#SD53 was considerably wider in 2020 than 2016, but still ran well behind the top of the ticket.
In all but Oakdale P-1 and Landfall did Biden run ahead of Kent. The GOP ran a former Mayor of Woodbury which makes up a lot of the district and probably helped narrow at least part of the margin.
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75-20 on Greenfield. I am missing an aye, will update when I figure that out.…
The yeas and nays there are correct, it is just that one of the blank ones are an aye. The other 4 didn't vote.
Updated: Blunt was the 75th Aye. Blackburn, Murray, Blunt, Toomey and Moran didn't vote.…
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Hyde-Smith an Aye on Greenfield 👀
And Young is an aye. This will easily pass cloture.
And Johnson.
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Possible maybe the WH knows the nomination is going down anyhow? Though, if that is the case here then why not just pull the nomination.
To follow this logic though: maybe you leave her out to dry to help get Haaland through? If you can convince Sanders to back her out of committee, maybe you let it fail on the floor by however many votes to give Senators a chance to oppose someone to get room to back another?
So then Murkowski can say “I opposed one controversial Biden nominee in Tanden and then backed Haaland because Congressman Young supported her” or something to that effect?
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It would be pretty hard to justify anything other than a 4-3 Biden map (that was plausibly 4-3 Trump in 2016). The question may be: how far to the right of the state would the GOP demand the median district be?
Maybe a world where you hand then 3 safe R+>20 seats insulated from a big DFL wave and then make seat 4 a Biden +3 seat which would be R+4 compared to the state. A map that relativly favors the GOP vs statewide performance, though still roughly reflecting overall partisanship?
Inevitably, such a median seat would trend left if current trends continue, so the 4-3 GOP window could be limited, but yet enough for then to take it as a win?
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