I took a look at the Minnesota primary election results. There weren’t really any surprises, although there was one disappointment.
The disappointment is that Tim Walz will be the DFL candidate running for governor in November. I despise Tim Walz — he’s a conservative Democrat who has been in the pocket of the NRA for years. What’s particularly galling about it is that I keep seeing people saying that they voted for Walz because he was most appealing to outstate (the obnoxious term people in the Twin Cities use for the region outside the Twin Cities) voters, so they were supporting the DFL candidate most likely to win over those Neandertals who don’t reside in the metropolitan region.
I live in “outstate” Minnesota. Grrrr. Don’t assume we’re all gun-totin’ rednecks out here.
The one bit of good news was the election turnout — record numbers all around. Most importantly, there were 600,000 DFL voters and 300,000 Republican voters. You’ve got to wonder how any Republicans ever get elected.
(Rhetorical question: it’s because of criminal levels of gerrymandering, and because in most elections voter apathy is high.)