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In January 2017, Representatives John Lesch, Pat Garofalo, Paul Rosenthal, Connie Bernardy, Alice Hausman, Sheldon Johnson, Frank Hornstein, Mike Freiberg, Linda Slocum, Leon Lillie, Peter Fischer introduced the National Populalr Vote bill (Status of HF42). Rep. Leon Lillie also introduced the bill into the House (Status of HF44).
In January 2017, Senators Ann Rest, David Dibble,and Charles Wiger introduced the National Populalr Vote bill (Status of SF16). Senator Charles Wiger also introduced the bill into the Senate (Status of SF10).
On February 28, 2013, the Elections Committee of the Minnesota House of Representatives approved the National Popular Vote bill (HF799). The National Popular Vote bill is also contained in the Omnibus Election bill (HF894).
In February 2013, the National Popular Vote bill (HF799) was introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives by Representatives Steve Simon, Pat Garofalo, John Persell, Carlos Mariani, Kurt Zellers, David Bly, Paul Rosenthal, Carolyn Laine, Tim Sanders, Frank Hornstein, Joe Atkins, and Zachary Dorholt.
In addition, in February 2013, the National Popular Vote bill (SF585) was introduced in the Minnesota Senate by Senators Ann H. Rest, Leroy A. Stumpf, Karin Housley, Branden Petersen, and Jeff Hayden.
On April 27, 2011, the Minnesota house Committee on Government Operations and Elections approved the National Popular Vote bill by a voice vote.
In February 2011, the National Popular Vote bill (HF 495 was introduced by Representatives Pat Garofalo, Michael L. Beard, Mary Liz Holberg, Erin Murphy, Tim Sanders, Dean Urdahl, Steve Simon, Denny McNamara, Kurt Zellers (Speaker), Frank Hornstein, John Benson, Phyllis Kahn, Jeff Hayden, Patti Fritz, Bev Scalze, John Lesch, Leon Lillie, and Diane Loeffler. The 18 sponsors include 7 Republicans and 11 Democrats. Senators Ray Vandeveer and Anne (R) and Ann H. Rest (D) introduced the bill (SF 1241) in the Senate in 2011.
On February 4, 2009, the National Popular Vote bill (HF 512 Status of HF 512) was introduced in Minnesota by Representatives Steve Simon, Bob Gunther, Denny McNamara, Kurt Zellers, Frank Hornstein, John Benson, Roger Reinert, Phyllis Kahn, Sandra Masin, Larry Hosch, Jeff Hayden, Jerry Newton, Laura Brod, Greg Davids, Patti Fritz, Cy Thao, Bev Scalze, Terry Morrow, John Lesch, Carol McFarlane, and Leon Lillie. The bill (SF 446 Status of SF 446) was introduced in the Minnesota Senate by Senators Ann H. Rest, Dick Day, Sandra L. Pappas, John Marty, and Pat Pariseau.
A survey of 800 Minnesota voters conducted on January 15-16, 2009 showed 75% overall support for a national popular vote for President. Support was 84% among Democrats, 69% among Republicans, and 68% among others. By age, support was 74% among 18-29 year olds, 73% among 30-45 year olds, 77% among 46-65 year olds, and 75% for those older than 65. By gender, support was 83% among women and 67% among men. By race, support was 76% among whites (representing 91% of respondents), 60% among African Americans (representing 3% of respondents), and 63% among others (representing 6% of respondents). The survey was conducted on January 15-16, 2009, had a margin or error of plus or minus 3 1/2%. Minnesota poll results
On April 18, 2007, Minnesota State Representative Steve Simon introduced the National Popular Vote bill into Minnesota Legislature.