Democrat Mary Kunesh-Podein has a definitive lead over Republican Lucia Marina Vogel in Senate District 41. Democratic Sen. Carolyn Laine, who currently holds the District 41 seat, did not run for reelection.
With 25 of 33 precincts reporting as of 12:16 a.m. Nov. 4, Kunesh-Podein had 21,150 votes (67.77%) compared to Vogel's 10,007 votes (32.06%). There were 53 write-in votes.
All results reported on Election Night are preliminary. Although Anoka County’s Election Night results include most absentee ballots received through Election Day, some absentee ballots received later on Election Day may not be processed until Wednesday, according to Anoka County Elections Manager Paul Linnell. State law allows counties to continue processing absentee ballots received by Election Day until the end of the day Thursday, Nov. 5. This year the county will also continue counting ballots sent by Election Day that arrive by Tuesday, Nov 10, in accordance with a consent decree extending the deadline for receiving ballots. However, in compliance with an order from a federal appeals court, the ballots received after Election Day will be set aside in case a future court order invalidates them.