The 2016 presidential elections in the United States of America are destined to kick off on November 8, 2016, which will be on a Tuesday. This is going to be the 58th quadrennial presidential election. Voters are expected to select presidential electors who are expected to elect the new president and vice president through the famous Electoral College.
When we come to presidential elections in Minnesota, it has always been a decade fight between the Republicans and the Democrats. A Republican-controlled House and a Democrat-led Senate have agreed to disagree on most issues and accomplished less to brag for. But the trumpet campaign is just around the corner. The Democrats are much more prepared to take back their seat in the state House in the upcoming election. The Democrats are also blaming the Republicans for lacking the vigor to spearhead progress on major issues in St. Paul. But that was long adages because 2016 is destined for surprises.
We will have all 201 House and Senate members on the ballot, but the Democrats want to make 100% gain and retake control of Minnesota House by sending out a do-or-die message to their opponents. Something to note is that for the first time since 2004, there will be no statewide race for the Senate, Governor’s office or constitutional offices. The legislators are going to rely on the political excitements to narrow own to their races.
Voter assemblage in presidential elections is invariably higher because of the voter turnout that emerges. But if there is no statewide candidate that is going to ignite the fire, the elections will have a greater impact on the legislative races. The two sides have a lot to do come 2016. The Democrats have a Governor, Mark Dayton, seated in the office. Now, if the Democrats overturn the coin and maintain control of the house, then most likely Minnesota will return to a Democrat-controlled government.
In 2014, the Republicans came out strongly with a message that the Democrats favored the Metro area to win back the house. We saw Barack in the voters list in the year 2012 and won the race but later faced with controversial constitutional amendments on issues of same-sex marriage. Voters were on the verge of confusion, but they returned most of their Democrats back to their seats.
The Democrats are hoping that the conventional wisdom that led to massive turnout in presidential years will repeat itself so that it gives an advantage to the Liberals. A major challenge is that if a statewide candidate lacks at the top, then it means that the rest of the candidates down the ballot box won’t benefit a lot. A point to note is that over the years, presidential campaigns have had a light impact in Minnesota. The voters have always picked a Republican to run as their presidential candidate since the 1970s. This said and done, Minnesota Republicans will be hurt because they even don’t have campaign help from their presidential candidate.
In 2016, Democrats are likely to have a better advantage over their counterparts because of turnout. But this is not a direct ticket because it is not over until it is over in until the last day.