Pundits and voters alike are watching Minnesota closely ahead of the presidential election. Many are speculating that the state could “turn red” for the first time since 1972. Carleton College political science professor Steven Schier says it’s a 50/50 possibility that Republicans carry the state…

“Greater MN has become much more Republican in the Trump era and there are a lot of non-Hispanic whites without a college degree in MN, that’s a majority of the population age 25 or older, and a lot of those people are moving to Trump.”

Schier says, at that the same time, the Twin Cities and close suburbs are becoming bluer than they ever have been. He says to an extent, whether Trump or Joe Biden win the state depends upon the resources they spend here between now and election day.