Some of this is true, but there has also been a demographic change in Eden Prairie that always drastically impacts voting. It's the reason why Texas WILL go blue in the next few years.
White people now make up about 70% of Eden Prairie, they made up 90% in 2020.
white people were 60/40 Republican and minorities were 80/20 Democrat, the area has shifted left with the demographics. The percentages I'm using are just a hypothetical to show how it's not usually the people's minds that change it's usually the people, themselves, who have changed. I'm also making no argument whether this is good or bad, some people celebrate that Texas is going blue and some people find it horrifying, I'm merely pointing out that drastic demographic shifts have a much larger impact on voting than people changing their minds (for better or worse depending on how you see it).
Total Population: 60,000
White Votes: 42,000
Minority Votes: 18,000
That makes sense.
I will say also that Eden Prairie went for Obama twice. And both Clintons too. Splitting tickets between moderate Congressman Jim Ramstadt and a Democrat president.
Eden Prairie is also interesting in that the city leaders decades ago intentionally designed and proclaimed that Eden Prairie will be and is a mixed income city. It has a significant mix of different income housings.
One reason I live here is I think Eden Prairie has done a good job of being a good city. I haven't experienced or seen everything but there's a strong sense of doing right here and zero racism.
People here tend to be professionals.
The young people coming out of Eden Prairie High School I would say are probably as zero bigoted as any generation ever and pretty open.
I am proud to have lived here. I for one would be livid if I sensed any racism here.
The Republican Party seems to be a blend of pro-business moderate, some religious types (Eden Prairie has some mega churches), and then tea party. But I have never sensed any racism coming from there.
Eric Paulson was the House Minority leader in St Paul. The Democrats here like Paulson personally and the Paulsons but the knock on Paulson was that he was a party man. Personally probably moderate but will tow the party line straight. When he took Ramstadt's place in Congress and towed the party line with Trump in office, the women were livid and turned hard on Paulson. Now Democrats win comfortably.
I have talked to such women who explained waking up and becoming Democrats.
Northern Minnesota that was always solid working class Democrat turned Republican and the whole Trump jobs Make America Great rhetoric. That was offset by the suburbs across USA flipping from moderate Republican to Democrat in part because the women are so mad.
There is one precinct in Eden Prairie that is a gated community that always, always went Republican. Even when EP went for the Democrat president. This last election that went solid Democrat too. First time I ever saw that.
EP generally has zero tolerance for racism here. I mean it. It's pretty even-minded here.