Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says he now expects voter turnout to be 62 percent.
“We had very strong morning turnout,” said Secretary of State Mark Ritchie. If turnout continues at that pace, the state likely would exceed his earlier prediction of a 60 percent turnout.
“We could exceed 2.1 to 2.2 million voters,” he said.
The polls are scheduled to close at 8pm tonight. MPR’s live coverage will start at 7pm with a focus on Minnesota’s returns at 8pm.
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