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Minnesota GOP hits back at DFL effort to kick Trump off state ballot


State Republican Party Chairman Keith Downey said Friday that a DFL lawsuit to block Donald Trump from Minnesota’s presidential ballot is “a blatant and frivolous attempt to disenfranchise” voters, while the secretary of state warned the state Supreme Court it must move very quickly to settle the matter.

DFL Party Chair Ken Martin filed a petition with the state’s high court a day earlier seeking to remove Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, on a legal technicality. The petition takes issue with the method by which Republicans selected alternate presidential electors.

The matter is of some urgency: Early voting in Minnesota starts on Sept. 23. In a court filing Friday, Secretary of State Steve Simon wrote that the Supreme Court must decide by Monday whether or not Trump and Pence are eligible for the ballot.


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