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Two voters pick up ballots to vote in the presidential primary at Life Church in Eden Prairie. Vice President Joe Biden won in every Eden Prairie precinct, and in Minnesota overall.

Joe Biden handily won Eden Prairie's Democratic-Farmer-Labor primary on March 3, mirroring the rest of Minnesota, which went for the former vice president by 38.6%, according to the Secretary of State's website.

The breakdown of the DFL primary in Eden Prairie is:

  • Joe Biden: 46.3% (4,686 votes)
  • Bernie Sanders: 24.2% (2,552 votes)
  • Elizabeth Warren: 14.8% (1,564 votes)
  • Michael Bloomberg: 9.3% (979 votes)
  • Amy Klobuchar: 4.9% (525 votes)
  • Pete Buttigieg: 1.1% (126 votes)

Both Klobuchar and Buttigieg dropped out of the presidential race and endorsed Biden after performing poorly in the South Carolina primary on Feb. 29. U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is also still in the presidential race and earned less than 1% with 28 votes in Eden Prairie.

Many candidates who have dropped out of the race received a few homegrown votes, including Andrew Yang (18 votes), Marianne Williamson and Tom Steyer (five votes each), Michael Bennet (three), Deval Patrick (two) and Cory Booker (one). Thirteen people voted "uncommitted."

The Republican primary was a smaller affair, with just one name on the ballot: President Donald Trump. He received 95.6% of Eden Prairie's votes, and 4.4%, or 48 people, wrote in a candidate.

Voter turnout

Overall, election judges counted 11,612 votes from Eden Prairie residents. The DFL primary drew 10,507 Eden Prairie voters, and 1,105 residents voted in the Republican primary. With 51,805 registered voters in Eden Prairie on the morning of March 3, the city hit a 22.4% turnout rate.

The presidential primary on March 3 was Minnesota's first in over three decades, so there isn't much data with which to compare the numbers. However, the 2018 midterm elections had an 80% turnout rate, with 32,974 of the 39,739 registered voters participating.

Statewide, around 885,000 people voted in the primary, a turnout rate of of 21.7%, according to a news release from the Secretary of State's office on March 4. That's a 177% increase compared to participation in the 2016 caucuses, the release says.

"I am thrilled that Minnesotans turned out in these numbers for our new presidential primary. The purpose of this new election was to swing the doors wide open to more participation, and yesterday we saw just that," said Secretary of State Steve Simon in the release.

The DFL primary, by precinct

Precinct number Joe Biden Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren Michael Bloomberg Amy Klobuchar  Pete Buttigieg
 228 votes 91 votes 74 votes 31 votes 9 votes 3 votes
 258  116  72  58  26 8
 209  130 85  35  20 8
 223 164 83 38 26 7
 287 132 93 43 23 5
 207 127 74 43 25 9
 170 135 71 23 22 6
 170 98 43 33 17 6
 302 128 71 71 41 5
10  237 112 86 68 27 5
11  97 190 42 22 9 5
12  264 158 70 62 41 4
13  194 164 77 45 23 10
14  321 181 98 65 32 10
15  249 149 67 63 31 5
16  335 147 107 68 52 10
17  238 73 52 58 31 4
18  317 94 90 72 33 4
19A  266 103 48 59 30 8
19B  114 60 29 22 16 3

*Candidates who received less than 1% of the total vote have been excluded from the table.

Eden Teller is the multimedia reporter for Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about fostering productive conversations and empowering communities. When she's not reporting, she can be found reading a book, on a hike or tackling home improvement projects.

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