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2022 Minnesota primary elections results

Follow the latest news from tonight's primaries

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Governor

Gov. Tim Walz (D) only has one challenger in his primary, but three Republicans are vying for the chance to unseat him in November.

Democratic primary

Democratic primary

Walz is projected to win. An estimated 98 percent of votes have been counted.

Votes received and percentages of total vote
CandidateVotesPct.

incumbent Tim Walz

incumbent Walz

416,96096.5%
Ole Savior Savior 14,9833.5
An estimated 98% of votes have been counted.

Republican primary

Republican primary

Jensen is projected to win. An estimated 98 percent of votes have been counted.

Votes received and percentages of total vote
CandidateVotesPct.
Scott Jensen Jensen 288,53289.3%
Joyce Lacey Lacey 21,3086.6
Bob Carney Carney 13,2154.1
An estimated 98% of votes have been counted.

Secretary of State

Incumbent Steve Simon (D) is running for a third term as Minnesota’s top elections official. The frontrunner on the Republican side is Kim Crockett, who is running with the state GOP’s endorsement. Crockett has called the 2022 election “rigged” and has faced criticism for remarks made about prominent Jewish Democrats.

Democratic primary

Votes received and percentages of total vote
CandidateVotesPct.

incumbent Steve Simon

incumbent Simon

285,32572.5%
Steve Carlson Carlson 108,16327.5
An estimated 98% of votes have been counted.

Results updated at 5:20 p.m. ET

Republican primary

Votes received and percentages of total vote
CandidateVotesPct.
Kim Crockett Crockett 190,17163.2%
Erik van Mechelen van Mechelen 110,96036.8
An estimated 98% of votes have been counted.

Results updated at 5:41 p.m. ET

Attorney General

Incumbent Keith Ellison (D), who is best known for successfully prosecuting police officer Derek Chauvin, is up for reelection. The list of Republicans hoping to challenge him includes Jim Schutz, who was endorsed by the state Republican party, and Doug Wardlow, an attorney for My Pillow who lost to Ellison by four points in 2020. 

Democratic primary

Votes received and percentages of total vote
CandidateVotesPct.

incumbent Keith Ellison

incumbent Ellison

378,39389.3%
Bill Dahn Dahn 45,11710.7
An estimated 98% of votes have been counted.

Results updated at 5:20 p.m. ET

Republican primary

Votes received and percentages of total vote
CandidateVotesPct.
Jim Schultz Schultz 163,96052.5%
Doug Wardlow Wardlow 108,54634.8
Sharon Anderson Anderson 39,73212.7
An estimated 98% of votes have been counted.

Results updated at 5:41 p.m. ET

1st District special general election

A special general election in the 1st District has voters choosing who will fill the remainder of the late Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s term. The result of the special election will be a preview of what will happen to this seat in November – both the Republican and the Democratic candidates are running in the primaries for the next term as well.

Finstad (R) is projected to win. An estimated 98 percent of votes have been counted.

Votes received and percentages of total vote
CandidateVotesPct.
Brad Finstad Finstad 59,79751.0%
Jeff Ettinger Ettinger 55,05347.0
Richard Reisdorf Reisdorf 1,5341.3
Haroun McClellan McClellan 8650.7
An estimated 98% of votes have been counted.

U.S. House

The Post estimated the lean of 2022 congressional districts using 2020 presidential results by precinct from Decision Desk HQ and estimates where actual votes at the precinct level were unavailable. Districts classified as “Strong Biden” and “Strong Trump” show where a candidate is estimated to have won by 15 percentage points or more. “Lean Biden” and “Lean Trump” districts had estimated vote margins between five and 15 points. “Close” districts show an estimated margin within five points.

By: Lenny Bronner, Dana Cassidy, Tyler Fisher, Holden Foreman, Dylan Freedman, Jen Haskell, Chloe Langston, Emily Liu, Brittany Renee Mayes, Anthony Pesce, Erik Reyna, Ashlyn Still and Chris Zubak-Skees

Source: AP