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2020 Election Update

Heading into the 2020 election, Democrats controlled the Minnesota House 75 to 59. Republicans flipped 5 seats (HD 5A, 19A, 27B, 54A, and 55A) for a net loss of 5 seats. Democrats now control the chamber 70 to 64.

The below table shows 2020 and 2018 election results for the Minnesota House. The LDI scores are for the 2020 cycle.

2018 Election Update

After the 2016 election, Republicans controlled the Minnesota State Senate 77-57. Heading into the 2018 election, Republicans controlled the chamber 77-56 with one vacancy in a Democratic-held seat. In the 2018 election, Democrats flipped 18 seats to take control of the chamber 75-59.

Democrats flipped 5A, 14B, 33B, 34B, 36A, 38B, 39B, 42A, 44A, 48B, 49A, 52B, 53B, 54A, 55A, 56A, 56B, and 57B.

Understanding the Map

EveryDistrict’s Legislative District Index (LDI) is the gold standard of state legislative competitiveness. Our LDI ranks state legislative districts on a scale from 100 to -100, using statewide elections data. Districts with a score of 100 would vote for statewide Democratic candidates by an average of 100 points (with the Democratic candidate receiving 100% of the vote); districts with a score of -100 would vote for statewide Republican candidates by an average of 100 points (with the Republican candidate receiving 100% of the vote). For a more realistic example, a district with a score of 10 would vote for statewide Democratic candidates by an average of 10 points (meaning we would expect the Democratic state legislative candidate to win with 55% of the vote compared to the Republican winning 45% of the vote).

After the 2018 election, EveryDistrict reviewed and enhanced our LDI system, improving the accuracy of the metric with new methodologies and the most recent electoral data.

For more information about EveryDistrict’s LDI, please click here.