Sea of Red

Elections across the United States occurred Tuesday, leaving some candidates without a newly acquired job and others winning in an upset.

The election also left a sea of red across the nation, as republicans have now won control of the House of Representatives, the Senate, the presidency and will control the majority of gubernatorial seats.

LARISA KHANARINA | THE SPECTRUM
LARISA KHANARINA | THE SPECTRUM

LARISA KHANARINA | THE SPECTRUM

North Dakota

North Dakota State alumnus and Fargo businessman Doug Burgum won the North Dakota gubernatorial race.

Burgum will be the fourth consecutive Republican governor, with the last time a democrat winning the office occurring in the 1980s.

Burgum won with 259,067 votes, approximately 76.5 percent of the total vote. Democratic Party candidate Marvin Nelson received 65,692 votes, and Libertarian Party candidate Marty Riske received 13,191 votes.

John Hoeven, North Dakota’s incumbent senator and Republican Party candidate, won the North Dakota senatorial election with 267,964 votes. Democratic Party candidate Eliot Glassheim received 57,976 votes and Libertarian candidate Robert Marquette received 10,521 votes.

Kevin Cramer, the incumbent Republican congressman for North Dakota, won re-election with 233,245 votes. Democratic Party candidate Chase Iron Eyes received 80,186 votes and Libertarian Party candidate Jack Seaman received 23,454 votes.

Minnesota

Minnesota had eight congressional seats up for grabs, three have been won by Republicans and five by Democrats.

Congressional district one was won by incumbent Democratic Party candidate Tim Walz.

Congressional district two was won by Republican Party candidate Jason Lewis.

Congressional district three was won by incumbent Republican Party candidate Erik Paulson,

Congressional district four was won by incumbent Democratic Party candidate Betty McCollum

Congressional district five was won by incumbent Democratic Party candidate Keith Ellison.

Congressional district six was won by incumbent Republican Party candidate Tom Emmer.

Congressional district seven was won by incumbent Democratic Party candidate Collin Peterson.

Congressional district eight was won by incumbent Democratic Party candidate Rick Nolan.

Presidential

Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence won the electoral college and will be the next president and vice president of the United States.

North Dakota allocated its three electoral votes to Trump, with Trump receiving 216,133 votes in North Dakota to Clinton’s 93,526 votes and Johnson’s 21,351 votes.

Minnesota allocated its 10 electoral votes to Clinton, with Clinton receiving 1,363,889 votes, Trump receiving 1,321,214 votes and Johnson receiving 112,783 votes.

Related posts

Leave a comment

Comment