Councilwoman Hodges elected mayor of Minneapolis

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Posted: Friday, November 8, 2013 12:00 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Betsy Hodges, a Democratic member of the Minneapolis City Council, emerged as the winner of the race for mayor of Minnesota's largest city Thursday night.

Hodges received the most votes of the 35 candidates but fell shy of an outright majority. Minneapolis uses a ranked-choice system, which allowed voters on Tuesday to make up to three choices of candidates on their ballots. Ballots were reassigned as candidates were deemed out of contention.

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