Looks like that “Blue Wall” Democrats thought they had in the Rust Belt is turning red. From the Washington Examiner:
One of the most underreported stories of this year’s election cycle was how darn close the race finished in Minnesota for Donald Trump.
The president-elect did not win the North Star State on Election Day, but he was 44,000 votes shy in a state he was supposed to lose by a predicted 8 percentage points.
That near-miss shows how red Minnesota has become and illustrates how much the entire Great Lake Rust Belt has changed. Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania all flipped their support from President Obama to Trump.
Underreported, too, is how muscular the Republicans have become in the state legislature. The GOP expanded its Minnesota state House majority and won control of the state Senate for the first time in six years.