1986 Minnesota Senate election

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Minnesota Senate election, 1986

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All 67 seats in the Minnesota Senate
34 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
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Leader Roger Moe Glen Taylor
Party DFL Independent-Republican
Leader since 1980 1985
Leader's seat 2nd–Erskine 24th–Mankato
Last election 42 seats 25 seats
Seats before 43 24
Seats won 47 20
Seat change Increase4 Decrease4
Popular vote 765,584 591,061

Majority Leader before election

Roger Moe
DFL

Elected Majority Leader

Roger Moe
DFL

The 1986 Minnesota Senate election was held in the U.S. state of Minnesota on November 4, 1986, to elect members to the Senate of the 75th and 76th Minnesota Legislatures. A primary election was held on September 9, 1986.

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 6, 1987.

Results[edit]

Summary of the November 4, 1986 Minnesota Senate election results
Party Candidates Votes Seats
No. No. %
Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party 67 765,584 47 Increase4 70.15
Independent-Republicans of Minnesota 62 591,061 20 Decrease4 29.85
Total 67 ±0 100.00
Turnout (out of 3,024,070 eligible voters)[1] 1,456,579 48.17% Decrease14.17 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 1986" (PDF). Minnesota Secretary of State. pp. 34–201. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Party Control of the Minnesota Senate, 1951-present". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved November 26, 2015.