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Minnesota joins nation in electing first black president of United States

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Minnesota voters continued their trend of siding with Democratic presidential candidates, giving Barack Obama a win Tuesday.

They gave Obama a 54-44 win.


Minnesota DFL Chairman Brian Melendez said the Obama win was expected. His party faithful gathered at a downtown St. Paul hotel cheered through the night as if at a rock concert, with even stronger cheers whenever a network projected another Obama win.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.