Minnesota is a state of interest. In 2012 it was the state with the highest voter turn out, with 77.8% of eligible voters visiting the polls, the national average is 61.7%. This is due to the same day voter laws in Minnesota. This means that voters can register the day of the election by visiting the polls with a proof of address.

Minnesota has two major political parties, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) and the Republican Party of Minnesota. Minnesota has voted majority democratic since 1976. It is the state with the highest democratic streak with the exception of the south. However, the 8 congressional districts are usually evenly split between republican and democratic.

The current election: We are roughly 8 weeks away from the upcoming presidential election. Minnesota has been pretty heavily on the left, with Hilary usually between 70%-80% and Trump holding 20%-30% of the vote. There are also two congressional races up for election, one filling an empty seat and another against an incumbent. Both congressional districts are usually republican so it will be interesting to see if one of these districts is swayed left this term.