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Jason Lewis, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, checks in with his campaign team before delivering a speech at the GOP election event in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Election Day wanes with parties, polls

by Minnesota Daily News Staff
Published November 4, 2020
As polling places around UMN went dark, the DFL and GOP celebrated in dramatically different ways during the pandemic.
Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., waves to those who came out to support Amy Klobuchar’s presidential bid on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

In close race, Tina Smith wins U.S. Senate seat

by Samantha Hendrickson and Tiffany Bui
Published November 4, 2020
Smith beat Lewis by about 6 percentage points, winning the state with 49.4% of the vote.
A voter waits in line to cast their ballot outside Marcy Open Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

UMN students push canvassing efforts on Election Day

by Jasmine Snow
Published November 3, 2020
niversity of Minnesota student groups have been working on student turnout efforts for months.
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Noor, Dziedzic win reelection bids

by J.D. Duggan
Published November 3, 2020
The two incumbents clear paths to keep their seats.
U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar addresses a socially-distanced crowd at a student event at the Knoll on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Ilhan Omar wins again

by Minnesota Daily News Staff
Published November 3, 2020
Omar kept her seat with nearly 65% of the vote.
A socially-distanced crowd of students listens intently to an address delivered by U.S. Senator Tina Smith and U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar at the Knoll on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Smith, Omar hit campus in last-minute young voter rally

by Jasmine Snow, City Reporter
Published November 3, 2020
This year, a broad coalition of students is working to break the University of Minnesota’s 2018 voter turnout record.
A voter turns in their ballot at Marcy Open Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Early morning voters take to University-area polls

by Minnesota Daily News Staff
Published November 3, 2020
Voters cited concern about long lines and even Republican delegitimization of mail-in ballots as reasons for showing up in person during the pandemic.
The Minnesota State Capitol on Nov. 18, 2018.

Lawmakers weigh in on long-awaited bonding bill, effect on UMN

by Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter
Published October 29, 2020
“I don’t think that in the past the U has gotten their fair share,” Sen. Kari Dziedzic, DFL-Minneapolis, said.
A look at UMN employee political donations

A look at UMN employee political donations

by Jasmine Snow
Published October 23, 2020
Between congressional and federal races, Democratic candidates receive more donations by a large margin.
A sign announces a ballot drop-off location in the parking lot of Bossen Field Park, in South Minneapolis, on Saturday, Oct. 10.  On the ballot, alongside a number of national, state, and local elections, are two important questions regarding the city of Minneapolis.

There are two questions on the Minneapolis ballot. Here’s what you need to know about them

by Samantha Woodward, City Reporter
Published October 17, 2020
The Minneapolis ballot will feature two questions related to the city’s charter. Police reform will not be on the ballot.

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