35 candidates. Two Bobs, two Marks, two Christophers, two Johns, two Jameses. Captain Jack Sparrow and The Rock. Ranked choice voting. Welcome to elections in the City of Lakes.
Despite media cries of a murder rampage in January, the number of homicides in Minneapolis is on pace to tie its second lowest tally since 1986
Despite rash of homicides in January, number of murders in Minneapolis projected by end of 2010 right at 10-year average
Episodic events at the beginning of the year should not be cast as signs that the City is in the midst of a violent crime frenzy
Minneapolis October ’09 Crime Rate Falls 10 Percent from a Year Ago Despite 27 Percent Rise in Unemployment
Less than half utilized 2nd choice option in mayoral race; voter turnout down by 25,000+ from 2005
Coleman received 68.7 percent of the vote – one tenth of a percentage point higher than his 2005 victory when he unseated Randy Kelly
Barack Obama won all 104 precincts in St. Paul, winning 75.6 percent of the vote and notching a 53.2-point margin of victory over McCain city-wide
The Minneapolis Police Department’s official Uniform Crime Report data for April 2009 finds crime in Minnesota’s largest city down 18 percent from one year ago. The 18 percent 12-month drop is the largest in the city dating back more than…
More than two hundred Minnesotans – from party leaders, to legislators, to mayors, to city council members, to interested citizens – rallied in support of ranked choice voting at a fundraising event held for FairVote Minnesota in Minneapolis Tuesday evening….