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Obama and Romney take Minnesota in a strong turnout

The turnout at the Minnesota caucus broke records on Tuesday, the Pioneer Press said. Barack Obama out-polled Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party, and Mitt Romney won over McCain in Minnesota.

One in 10 voters participated at their party's caucus, the Secretary of State said. About 200,000 Democrats came to caucus and an estimated 60,000 Republicans came, Secretary Mark Ritchie said. An expected 330,000 out of 3 million eligible voters will come for additional parties caucuses by the end of this month, the Pioneer Press said.

At Coffman Memorial Union, about 1,700 people voted, and over 1,000 participated in the caucus.

Obama won the Democratic Party, beating Clinton 2-to-1. Mitt Romney beat John McCain in the Republican Party with over 41 percent of the vote. Minnesota Daily