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Minnesota eyes presidential primary election


ST. PAUL -- Long lines and angry Minnesotans trying to attend March 1 precinct caucuses may lead to the state adopting a presidential primary election.

"I don't think anybody really saw that coming," Rep. Tim Sanders, R-Blaine, said Wednesday about the packed caucuses. "What we ran into is we were not adequately prepared."

Stories have surfaced about people who wanted to vote for Democratic or Republican presidential candidates being forced to park a mile away from caucus sites, or being stuck in traffic jams that kept them from even arriving at their caucuses. In some cases, would-be voters arrived, only to be told voting was over.


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