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Clinton Takes Minnesota After Conceding Election To Trump

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton handily defeated Donald Trump in Minnesota, beating the president-elect in the state.

Minnesota’s race was called, however, after Trump breached the 270 electoral vote threshold to win the presidency.

Clinton was leading Trump heading into Election Day with a 10 percentage point lead, according to the latest poll. President Barack Obama won Minnesota in the 2012 presidential election.

Clinton actually managed to increase her lead over Trump in Minnesota since late September. More Minnesotans turned to Clinton after an NBC tape from 2005 showing Trump making lewd comments about women was leaked to the press in October.

Pollsters expected Clinton to come out ahead in Minnesota Tuesday night. Obama won the state by nearly 8 percent in 2012, and won by more than 10 percent in 2008.

Minnesota gives Clinton 10 electoral votes towards an electoral victory.

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