UMD’s registered voter turnout jumps to 78.44 percent in yesterday’s election
Yesterday, Kirby Ballroom was the home of Precinct 10, where on-campus UMD students were able to cast their vote in the presidential election.
This year, Precinct 10 had 2,588 total registered voters with 2,030 ballots cast. This equals to a 78.44 percent voter turnout, which is much higher than the 2012 presidential election where there was 47.38 percent turnout at Precinct 10.
According to the Duluth City Clerk’s office, 48,794 individual ballots were cast overall in yesterday's presidential election in the city of Duluth.
This number is higher than the previous general election, held in 2014, where 32,123
ballots were cast with 59.85 percent of registered voter turnout. However, it is lower than the last presidential election held in 2012, where 50,212 ballots were cast with 79.35 percent of registered voter turnout.
Duluth voters stayed aligned with the area’s historically Democratic outcome as Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine (DFL) defeated opponents Donald Trump and Michael R. Pence (R) 59.58 to 30.49 percent in the city. Rick Nolan (DFL) claimed 67.45 percent of Duluth’s vote in the race for District 8 U.S. Representative.
These numbers translated statewide as Clinton and Kaine won the state of Minnesota with 46.8 to 45 percent of the vote. In the 8th District, Rick Nolan won against his opponent Stewart Mills (R) with 50.2 to 49.6 percent of that district’s vote.
Although Duluth (and Minnesota) stayed primarily blue, Republicans came out big on a national level. Donald Trump became the 2016 president-elect with 290 electoral votes and Republicans gaining majority in both the US House and Senate.
To find a complete list of Duluth’s 2016 general election results, please visit the Duluth City Clerk’s office webpage.