2000 Minnesota Senate election

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Minnesota Senate election, 2000

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All 67 seats in the Minnesota Senate
34 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Roger Moe Dick Day
Party DFL Republican
Leader since 1980 July 9, 1997
Leader's seat 2nd–Erskine 28th–Owatonna
Last election 42 seats 24 seats
Seats before 40 26
Seats won 39 27
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1
Popular vote 1,219,497 1,040,132

Majority Leader before election

Roger Moe
DFL

Elected Majority Leader

Roger Moe
DFL

The 2000 Minnesota Senate election was held in the U.S. state of Minnesota on November 7, 2000, to elect members to the Senate of the 82nd Minnesota Legislature. A primary election was held on September 12, 2000.

The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) won a majority of seats, remaining the majority party, followed by the Republican Party of Minnesota and one independent. The new Legislature convened on January 3, 2001.

Results[edit]

Summary of the November 7, 2000 Minnesota Senate election results
Party Candidates Votes Seats
No. No. %
Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party 67 1,219,497 39 Increase1 58.21
Republican Party of Minnesota 64 1,040,132 27 Decrease1 40.30
Independence Party of Minnesota 10 29,534 0 Steady 0.00
Constitution Party of Minnesota 4 7,078 0 Steady 0.00
Independent 2 20,380 1 Steady 1.49
Total 67 ±0 100.00
Turnout (out of 3,506,432 eligible voters)[1] 2,458,303 70.11% Increase3.50 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.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Results for all State Senators". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Party Control of the Minnesota Senate, 1951-present". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved October 30, 2015.