With inflation and rising fuel prices hammering pocketbooks, violent crime on the rise and President Joe Biden’s approval ratings at low levels, polls and pundits predicted a “red wave” election that would shift power decisively toward the Republican Party.

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A man slides his completed ballot into the scanner on Election Day at the polling place for Faribault’s 3rd Precinct. (Colton Kemp/southernminn.com)

Andrew Deziel is a freelance writer. Read the editor at editor@apgsomn.com.

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