And no I’m not talking about the Minnesota Governor’s race which is so close that it’s going into recount, with Democrat Mark Dayton up about 8000 votes over Republican Tom Emmer.
Supporters of so-called “same-sex marriage” had their sights set on Minnesota to become the next state to recognize these counterfeit marriages.
But to everyone’s surprise, the Republican Party not only won the State House, they won the State Senate for the first time in nearly 40 years.
Politics in Minnesota discovered that razor thin victories over five races determined control in the State House:
Five races in particular were extremely close, with Republicans winning all five by the aggregate total of 357 votes. Had Democrats managed a strategically placed 400 additional votes in those areas, they would have clung to their majority status by a single vote.
The margins of GOP victory in these five races: 134, 107, 58, 30, and 28. Don’t let anyone every tell you that your vote doesn’t make a difference.
Now instead of a Democratic-controlled Legislature approving same-sex marriages, a Republican-led Legislature might try to place a Constitutional amendment on the Minnesota ballot in 2012. (Which could have an impact on the presidential race as it did in Ohio in 2004.)