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    Primary Primers: Biden and Trump go big for Minnesota – a state which may matter less than they think.

Primary Primers: Biden and Trump go big for Minnesota – a state which may matter less than they think.

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As a Midwestern state with ten electoral votes, Minnesota is often seen as a key battleground in the 2020 presidential election. But, writes Rubrick Biegon, barring any ‘October surprises’, the North Star State is very likely to vote for the former Vice President, Democrat Joe Biden on 3 November. How President Trump and Biden are campaigning in Minnesota, he […]

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    Primary Primers: Why Minnesota is – and isn’t – a swing state 

Primary Primers: Why Minnesota is – and isn’t – a swing state 

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In the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump very nearly won in Minnesota, only missing out by 45,000 votes in the state. Rubrick Biegon takes a close look at whether Minnesota should now be considered to be a swing state. He writes that despite Trump’s recent appeals there, the North Star State’s progressive history and present may make a victory for him very difficult this fall.

This article is part of our Primary Primers series […]

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    Primary Primers: Why a little bit of populism may be a good thing for the Democrats’ 2020 candidates

Primary Primers: Why a little bit of populism may be a good thing for the Democrats’ 2020 candidates

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In the 2016 presidential race, Donald Trump’s populism helped to elevate him to the White House. Now, with the Democratic presidential primaries fast approaching, Rubrick Biegon looks at whether populism may pay a part in the left’s political strategies. He comments that Trump has firmly planted American populism on the right and that in their personal attacks on him, […]

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