GOP supporters react to the latest update on the national election returns, reported by Fox News, at Enki Brewing in Victoria Tuesday night. From left, Debbie Nauman, Joe and Katie Scott, Bob Zimmerman, Carol Swanson, State Rep. Jim Nash, and Roger Swanson of Victoria. ​

Make that 21 elections.

For the past 21 elections, since 1936, Carver County has voted in the majority for a Republican candidate.

On Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continued that trend, soundly defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton 29,063 to 21,514, or 58 percent to 32 percent of the vote.

That’s not to say there weren’t surprises among Carver County cities. The biggest upset was Chanhassen, a city that hasn't voted for a Democrat since George McGovern in 1972. Chanhassen voted for Hillary Clinton, by a vote of 7,003 to 6,754.

Chaska narrowly favored Trump, 6,177 to 5,828 over Clinton.

The vote in Carver was 1,145-930 in favor of Trump; while the vote in Victoria was 2,811-1,971 for Trump.

Community Editor

Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.


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