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St. Paul City Council incumbent Dave Thune awaits round two in runoff vote

St. Paul voters have ousted one City Council incumbent, Lee Helgen. Dave Thune is awaiting word on his job, too, after falling short of 50 percent of the votes in the first round of the city's first-ever Ranked Choice race. Election workers are tallying up voters' second choices today.
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St. Paul voters already ousted one City Council incumbent, Lee Helgen. Now Dave Thune is awaiting word on his job, too. That will depend on voters' second choices, which will be tallied Monday.

MinnPost reports Thune was ahead in round one but did not secure 50 percent of the votes so the challengers could still unseat him.

The Pioneer Press says results should be in this afternoon. It should take about six hours to count the ballots.

The UpTake takes a look at how Ranked Choice voting works:

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