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1996 Minnesota Senate election

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Minnesota Senate election, 1996

← 1992 November 5, 1996 (1996-11-05) 2000 →

All 67 seats in the Minnesota Senate
34 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
Leader Roger Moe Dean Johnson
Party Democratic (DFL) Republican
Leader since 1980 November 10, 1992
Leader's seat 2nd–Erskine 15th–Willmar
Last election 45 seats 22 seats
Seats before 41 25
Seats won 42 24
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1
Popular vote 1,129,095 934,906

MN Senate 1996.svg

Majority Leader before election

Roger Moe
Democratic (DFL)

Elected Majority Leader

Roger Moe
Democratic (DFL)

The 1996 Minnesota Senate election was held in the U.S. state of Minnesota on November 5, 1996, to elect members to the Senate of the 80th and 81st Minnesota Legislatures. A primary election was held on September 10, 1996.

The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) won a majority of seats, remaining the majority party, followed by the Republican Party of Minnesota. The new Legislature convened on January 7, 1997.

The Independent-Republican Party had changed its name back to the Republican Party on September 23, 1995.


Summary of the November 5, 1996 Minnesota Senate election results
Party Candidates Votes Seats
No. No. %
Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party 67 1,129,095 42 Increase1 62.69
Republican Party of Minnesota 65 934,906 24 Decrease1 35.82
Reform Party of Minnesota 8 15,289 0 Steady 0.00
Libertarian Party of Minnesota 4 3,542 0 Steady 0.00
Grassroots Party of Minnesota 1 2,389 0 Steady 0.00
Independent 3 19,835 1 Steady 1.49
Total 67 ±0 100.00
Turnout (out of 3,319,509 eligible voters)[1] 2,211,161 66.61% Decrease7.30 pp
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State,[2] Minnesota Legislative Reference Library[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Minnesota election statistics 1950-2014" (PDF). Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved August 13, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Minnesota Election Results 1996" (PDF). Minnesota Secretary of State. pp. 42–48. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Party Control of the Minnesota Senate, 1951-present". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved November 28, 2015.
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