Tim Walz may have/ won the governor’s race on Tuesday, but Stevens County voters went for Republican Jeff Johnson by a margin of 9 percent, according to data released by the Secretary of State’s office. Traverse, Big Stone and Swift counties also went for Johnson by about a 10 percent margin. Pope and Grant counties swung to Johnson by a 14 percent margin. Solidly red was Douglas County with a margin of 24 percent for Johnson.
Similar voting patterns were seen in the Tina Smith-Karin Housley U.S. Senate race, with Housley doing well in western Minnesota.
Democrat Amy Klobuchar maintained a 7 percent margin over Republican Jim Newberger in Stevens, Grant and Pope counties, 9 percent margin in Swift and Big Stone counties, and 10 percent in Traverse county. Douglas county went for Newberger by a 3 percent margin.
For voters in Minnesota’s 7th U.S. Congressional District, voters went for Collin Peterson by a 4 percent margin over his opponent Dave Hughes.