City Councilor Jacob Frey leads the Minneapolis mayoral race as of Wednesday morning, as second- and third-choice votes will now start to be counted. Tom Hoch is in second place, and incumbent Betsy Hodges is in third. https://kare11.television/2AjgE47
Emily Haavik , KARE
2:17 PM. CST November 08, 2017
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MINNEAPOLIS – Jacob Frey has been elected mayor of Minneapolis in keeping with unofficial outcomes, says the City of Minneapolis.
With all precincts reporting, City Councilor Jacob Frey led the Minneapolis mayoral race with almost 25 p.c of first-choice votes.
Because Frey didn’t have greater than 50 p.c of the first-choice vote, and Minneapolis makes use of ranked-choice voting, second- and third-choice votes needed to be tabulated to find out a winner.
According to town, Tom Hoch got here in second, incumbent Betsy Hodges in third, Raymond Dehn in fourth and Nekima Levy-Pounds in fifth.
“I’m proud of my wife, who’s had to go through a whole lot,” Frey instructed KARE 11 Tuesday night time in a room stuffed with supporters. “I’m proud of this city, you know, this is a city that I love more than anyone would know.”
Incumbent Mayor Betsy Hodges was trying to fend off 14 challengers in whole.
“Thank you for loving Minneapolis so much to be so involved in thinking about who we are and where we go as a people,” she instructed her supporters Tuesday night time. “So, as I said at the beginning, there are some things we know, and some things we don’t know.”
Approximately 94,000 individuals voted in Minneapolis on Tuesday, along with 12,000 absentee ballots. That’s a 43 p.c turnout – 10 p.c increased than in 2013, in keeping with the official Minneapolis Elections and Voter Services Twitter account.
Voters in Minneapolis have been additionally deciding aggressive races for parks board and metropolis council. In Ward eight, Andrea Jenkins was elected the primary brazenly transgender African American lady to a metropolis council in a serious metropolis.
Multiple precincts in Minneapolis ran out of ballots Tuesday night, in keeping with town’s Elections and Voter Services Division.
City officers stated excessive voter turnout and a excessive variety of spoiled ballots led to the shortages. They introduced reserve ballots to polling locations and instructed voters that in the event that they have been in line by eight p.m., they’d get an opportunity to vote.
Ballots for all precincts with shortages are on the way in which. STAY IN LINE — IF YOU ARE IN LINE AT eight YOU WILL VOTE TONIGHT!
— Mpls Elections (@VoteMpls) November eight, 2017
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