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A Minnesota presidential primary has been held four times: 1916, 1952, 1956 and 1992. The state of Minnesota normally holds presidential caucuses instead. On May 22, 2016 Governor Dayton signed a bill that will reinstate a presidential primary starting in 2020. [1]

1916Edit

The first Minnesota presidential primary was held on Tuesday, March 14, 1916. Along with the Democratic and Republican parties, the Prohibition Party also held a primary. The Progressive Party (Bull Moose) was eligible to hold an election but no candidates filed.

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1952Edit

The second Minnesota presidential primary was held on Tuesday, March 18, 1952.

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1956Edit

The third Minnesota presidential primary was held on Tuesday, March 20, 1956.

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1992Edit

The fourth Minnesota presidential primary was held on Tuesday, April 7, 1992. The closed primary was binding for the Independent- Republicans Party, but for the Democratic Farmer Labor Party it was only a "beauty contest" as the DFL awarded its delegates at a March 3 caucuses. [2]

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