State of Minnesota

Minnesota 2nd Congressional District Postponed Election

Craig v. Simon

Lawsuit filed by Rep. Angela Craig (D) and an individual voter challenging a Minnesota law that meant votes for the 2nd Congressional District would not be counted in the general election following the death of a major party candidate, leaving the seat open until a later special election. The district court granted a preliminary injunction, ordering the Secretary of State to count all ballots cast for the second congressional district, and the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed.

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