Nov 4, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Joe Biden wins Minnesota

Joe Biden campaigns in Minnesota.

Joe Biden campaigns in Minnesota. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden has won Minnesota, a battleground state in the race for the presidency, AP projects.

Why it matters: Minnesota’s 10 electoral votes were on President Trump’s radar as a potential GOP pickup, despite Hillary Clinton winning the state by 1.5% in 2016. Biden had a lead of about 9% in the state the day before Election Day, according to FiveThirtyEight's average of polls.

What to watch: Incumbent Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith (D) is up for re-election against Republican challenger Rep. Jason Lewis.

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