Politics

Joe Biden is projected to win Minnesota

Key Points
  • Democratic nominee Joe Biden is projected to win Minnesota's 10 Electoral College votes, according to NBC News.
  • Polling averages had indicated Biden held a lead in the state.
Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with union carpenters in front of a Minnesota state flag during a tour of the Jerry Alander Carpenter Training Center before a campaign event in Hermantown, a suburb of Duluth, Minnesota, U.S., September 18, 2020.
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Democratic nominee Joe Biden is projected to win Minnesota's 10 Electoral College votes, according to NBC News.

Polling averages had indicated Biden held a lead in the state.

The state has chosen Democratic presidential candidates for the last 11 elections. However, Trump only trailed Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton by 1.5% in 2016.

Democratic Sen. Tina Smith is also projected to hold onto her seat after facing a challenge from Republican Jason Lewis.

WATCH: Here's how the electoral college looks as of 2am EST

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Here's how Biden's electoral college vote victory is projected to work