A total of 3,292,997 votes were cast in Minnesota in the 2020 election, where overall state turnout was about 80%, the highest in the United States. The state favored Joe Biden, who won its 10 electoral votes with 52.4% of the popular vote. Minnesota has consistently voted for Democrat presidential candidates since 1976.
Minnesota has a bicameral legislature with 67 senators and 134 representatives. Party control of both chambers has shifted back and forth over the past decade, but Republicans currently hold the majority in the senate, and Democrats currently hold the majority in the house. Governor Tim Walz (D) is eligible for re-election in 2022.