Bipartisan group files petition to block Trump from 2024 ballot in Minnesota


September 13, 2023

Larry Marcus file

Former Secretary of State Joan Growe is among the Minnesotans who filed a petition to keep Trump off the 2024 ballot.

Led by former Minnesota Secretary of State Joan Growe and former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Paul H. Anderson, prominent Minnesota voters filed a petition Tuesday to keep former President Donald Trump off the 2024 ballot because of his role in the insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021.

Free Speech for People, which is leading a national effort to bar Trump, filed the petition on behalf of the group that is asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to direct Secretary of State Steve Simon to withhold Trump's name from the primary and general election ballots next year.

"Voting is the foundation of our American democracy," Growe said in a statement. "This petition is the continuation of my work as Secretary of State to protect our democracy and uphold the United States Constitution."


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