Minnesota Lawmakers Plan Lawsuit Over Certification

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By NTD Newsroom
November 24, 2020NTD News Today
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Minnesota lawmakers say they’ve filed a lawsuit to halt the certification of election results. They allege Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, a Democrat, “illegally altered Minnesota’s election laws” by bypassing the Minnesota Legislature.

As of broadcast time, a search of federal courts didn’t show a new lawsuit against Simon.

The lawmakers are part of the New House Republican Caucus: Republican Reps. Steve Drazkowski, Tim Miller, and Jeremy Munson. They said they’re asking the court to suspend election certification until certain issues are addressed. One of the issues, they say, is that mail-in ballots were treated differently from county to county.

A spokesman for Simon said they haven’t seen the lawsuit. And they’re proceeding with the statewide canvas, which is scheduled to certify the election results on Tuesday. The board is made up of Simon and four judges.

A previous lawsuit ordered Minnesota election officials to separate all mail-in ballots received after the deadlines in case a court issues a ruling finding them invalid or unlawfully counted.

Simon said he would do it, but that the state would count the ballots unless a court said not to count them.

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