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Super Tuesday in Minnesota



Event begins at 7 p.m. and open to
all who can vote in upcoming election

Tonight is all about the political parties in Minnesota.

The state is among a dozen involved in Super Tuesday presidential voting.

It’s the political parties running the show, though, through caucus events. The state’s not involved in counting votes from 4,000 precincts.

State democrats will award a total of 93 ballots from caucus voting tonight. Minnesota republicans will award 38.

Houston County DFL party co-chair Teresa O’Donnell-Ebner welcomes new voters to the process.

“Eventually, anybody can attend,” she said. “It’s open.”

Republicans and DFLers have different rules but both tend to preach inclusion.

O’Donnell-Ebner says essentially everyone’s invited to her party’s … party.

“If you live in a precinct, if you will be 18 at the time of the election, if you support the DFL principals and platform, and if you’re not a member of another party, you can participate,” she said.

Minnesota has dozens of delegates up for grabs for presidential hopefuls during Super Tuesday voting. 

O’Donnell-Ebner says she won’t hazard a guess about a potential winner.

“I’m anxious to see what my neighbors think and where they’re coming down on who they want to support,” she said. “But I think in general, the Democratic Party feels very good about the two candidates that (it has) running for president.”

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