Democratic incumbent state auditor Julie Blaha wins reelection

(ABC 6 News) – Democratic incumbent state auditor Julie Blaha won reelection in a highly contested race.

Blaha defeated Republican candidate Ryan Wilson by less than 8,500 total votes. According to the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office, Blaha received 1,167,566 votes versus Wilson who received 1,159,085 votes. LMN (Legal Marijuana Now) party candidate Tim Davis received 87,361 votes and GLC (Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis) party candidate Will Finn received 44,244 votes.

Blaha declared victory by saying, “I’m honored by Minnesotans’ confidence in my leadership and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to continue to serve them. Our victory is a message that Minnesotans want their auditor to continue to focus on local government, to ultimately protect our freedom to make decisions in our own communities.”