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Minneapolis voters weigh fate of police after George Floyd

Minneapolis voters will decide on a new ballot initiative, which proposes replacing the police...
Minneapolis voters will decide on a new ballot initiative, which proposes replacing the police department with a more inclusive Department of Public Safety.
Published: Nov. 2, 2021 at 2:03 PM CDT
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Voters in Minneapolis are deciding whether to replace the city’s police department with a new Department of Public Safety.

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The election comes more than a year after George Floyd’s death launched a movement to defund or abolish police across the country.

Mayor Jacob Frey is also in a tough fight for a second term. He faces a bevy of opponents who attacked his leadership after Floyd’s death.

Results from the ballot question are expected Tuesday night.

But the mayoral race is a question mark because Minneapolis uses ranked choice voting.

If no candidate reaches 50% in the first round of counting, the winner would be determined Wednesday.

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