Minneapolis released 2012 election turnout analysis Monday. The results put a smile on my face. Minneapolis really turned out.
In raw numbers, 7,000 more voters turned out than in 2008. In percentage of registered voters, 81 percent turned out. Absentee ballots were up a smidge from 2008, another record.
It appears that Minneapolis really did make a difference in terms of the two "Vote No" campaigns. The "Vote Yes" campaigns may have won a majority of counties, but not the counties with the majority of the voters. I attribute this turnout to the Minnesota United campaign, Keith Ellison's hard work, OFA (Obama For America) targeting drop-off voters.