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Minnesota Dems Sue to Keep Trump Off Ballot

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By    |   Friday, 09 Sep 2016 02:44 PM

Minnesota Democrats are suing to remove Donald Trump from the state ballot, contending that the state Republican Party violated state law, Politico reported.

According to the suit, the state Republican party failed to nominate alternative electors - 10 for the state’s 10 electoral college voters - to their state convention. According to CBS News, on Aug. 24, the state Republican party held an emergency meeting where they picked 10 people to fill the roles, but Democrats contend that alternate electors must be elected, rather than appointed.

"The Minnesota GOP did not elect to elect alternate presidential electors at the state convention earlier this year. After being notified that they had failed to provide the names of alternative electors by the Secretary of State’s office, Republicans decided to appoint alternate electors in a closed-door meeting rather than electing them. This is violation of state law," reads a statement from the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

Lead by chairman Ken Martin, the party is petitioning the state Supreme Court to remove Trump from the ballot.

Former Minnesota Republican Party deputy chairman Michael Brodkorb tweeted a press release from Minnesota GOP Chair Keith Downey, where he states "the ballot filing was certified by the Secretary of State and properly placed on the ballot.

"Donald Trump got on our ballot fair and square, and it is outrageous that the Democrat Party would actually try to rig the election this way."

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Minnesota Democrats are suing to remove Donald Trump from the state ballot, contending that the state Republican Party violated state law, Politico reported. According to the suit, the state Republican party failed to nominate alternative electors - 10 for the state's 10...
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