“Over the past several weeks, we’ve been analyzing the data and results from the general election. What we are finding – extreme abnormalities and statistical variations from Minnesota’s historic voter trends.
“Four years ago President Trump did not target Minnesota and came within 1.5 points and won 78 of our 87 counties. Now, as we look back on November 3rd, we are seeing numbers in both the Presidential and United States Senate race that are unusual.
“President Trump has amassed significant totals of raw votes in strong Trump counties, but we are seeing those gains drowned out by even larger gains from counties that have been shifting away from Democrats since 2008, such as St. Louis County in Northern Minnesota’s “Iron Range” and also the suburban/exurban counties of: Wright, Carver, Scott, Sherburne and Anoka.
“Democrats saw declining vote totals in two consecutive Presidential elections in Wright County, including a -14.8% decline in 2016, then in 2020 there was a sudden surge twice as large for Biden with 52.1% growth. Anoka County decreased -14.8% in 2016 and surged as well to 33.6% new Democrat votes for Biden in 2020. Carver County saw a 43.1% increase in votes for Biden in 2020 versus a 3.7% growth in 2016 and a .4% growth in 2012 for the Democratic candidate for President.
“These data abnormalities tells us something is off. It is our responsibility to shed light on these abnormalities, ensure the election was administered fairly, verify there were no machine failures and stand behind our fundamental rights as Americans to ensure our elections are always free and fair.”
For Immediate Release
November 19, 2020
Contact: Jack Tomczak
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement