After all of the debates, the political ads in print, online, TV and on radio; after an election cycle that’s been about as all encompassing as one could imagine… today is election day.
Citizens around this great country will head to the polls today to vote on the national races and their own state races. Of course the top story is the presidential election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, but here in Minnesota the top stories are a Senate race between Amy Klobuchar and Kurt Bills, and two proposed amendments to the state’s constitution: one on gay marriage and one requiring voters to show ID at the polls.
The US House race between Chip Cravaack and Rick Nolan will also be watched nationally as Cravaack tries to earn his second term in Washington representing district 8.
Here locally, the race between Ben Wiener and Tim Faust for the Minnesota House District 11B seat and the Minnesota Senate race in District 11 between Tony Lourey and Bill Saumer will both be of high importance. Of course, in counties all across our listening area, various races for county commissioner, city council, and even mayoral races will be of interest.
Voting locations are open here locally until 8pm and all WCMP listeners are highly encouraged to get out today and vote.
We will be watching the developments until late into the night, and hope to have as many results for you tomorrow as possible. Also, for results in any state, visit the corresponding Secretary of State website.