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Melvin Carter wins second term as St. Paul's mayor

The incumbent mayor faced seven challengers in the ranked-choice vote.

ST PAUL, Minn. — St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter has won a second term to serve as the mayor of Minnesota's capital city.

With all 95 of the city's precincts reporting, Carter had more than 61% of the vote, well above the 50% plus one threshold needed to get re-elected.

Carter faced seven challengers on the ranked-choice ballot.

In the other citywide measure on the ballot Tuesday, St. Paul voters approved a rent stabilization ordinance, with nearly 53% of voters voting yes on the measure. The ballot question allows the city to adopt an ordinance to limit residential rent increases to no more than three-percent in every 12-month period, even if the occupancy were to change hands. Under the proposed ordinance, landlords would be able to request an exception.

Follow the latest results in the St. Paul's mayor's race on KARE 11's Election Results page.

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