1982 Minnesota Senate election

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Minnesota Senate election, 1982

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All 67 seats in the Minnesota Senate
34 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Roger Moe Bob Ashbach
Party DFL Independent-Republican
Leader since 1980 1975
Leader's seat 2nd–Ada 48th–Saint Paul (retired)
Last election 45 seats 22 seats
Seats before 44 23
Seats won 42 25
Seat change Decrease2 Increase2
Popular vote 951,287 731,291

Majority Leader before election

Roger Moe
DFL

Elected Majority Leader

Roger Moe
DFL

The 1982 Minnesota Senate election was held in the U.S. state of Minnesota on November 2, 1982, to elect members to the Senate of the 73rd and 74th Minnesota Legislatures. A primary election was held on September 14, 1982.

The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) won a majority of seats, remaining the majority party, followed by the Independent-Republicans of Minnesota. The new Legislature convened on January 4, 1983.

Results[edit]

Summary of the November 2, 1982 Minnesota Senate election results
Party Candidates Votes Seats
No. No. %
Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party 65 951,287 42 Decrease2 62.69
Independent-Republicans of Minnesota 63 731,291 25 Increase2 37.31
Independent N/A 34,437 0 Steady 0.00
Write-in N/A 4,371 0 Steady 0.00
Total 67 ±0 100.00
Turnout (out of 2,943,169 eligible voters)[1] 1,834,737 62.34% Decrease9.80 pp
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State,[2] Minnesota Legislative Reference Library[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota election statistics 1950-2014" (PDF). Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "Minnesota Election Results, 1982" (PDF). Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Party Control of the Minnesota Senate, 1951-present". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved November 24, 2015.