When Hillary Clinton won Minnesota in 2016, she was awarded all 10 of our state’s electors. A bill in Saint Paul would have us assign electors based on which candidate wins each of eight congressional districts.
The House Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee Legislation spent 30 minutes discussing a bill that would potentially split up the state’s 10 electoral votes based on how candidates perform across the state. No action was taken, but it was kept alive for possible inclusion in a broader elections package. And it probably will remain viable given that Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt is a co-sponsor.