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Constitutionality Question Adds More Drama To Rep. Barrett Case Before MN Supreme Court

Attorney Virginia Stark

A surprise legal twist to a case that could make Rep. Bob Barrett ineligible for re-election. An attorney tells the Minnesota Supreme Court that not only does Barrett not live in his district, but the new law saying the November election won’t count is unconstitutional. Continue Reading →

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GOP Endorsed Candidate Files Complaint Against Her Own Party

Republican endorsed Minnesota Supreme Court justice candidate Michelle MacDonald talks about the complaint she is filing against her own party.

A Republican intraparty squabble is getting more heated, and more public, as a GOP endorsed candidate for Minnesota’s Supreme Court filed a complaint against the party’s executive committee in a dispute stemming from a drunk driving charge she is facing. Continue Reading →

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MN Supreme Court Could Rule Voter Photo ID Amendment Unconstitutional

Click photo to hear Justice Anderson say why he thinks the voter photo ID amendment might be unconstitutional

Opponents of a proposed “voter photo ID” Minnesota constitutional amendment argue it shouldn’t be on the fall ballot because the question put to voters is misleading. However it’s very possible that the Minnesota Supreme Court could instead just declare the entire amendment unconstitutional. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Cleared for Recount, Canvassing Board Meets

Recount Central

The Minnesota Supreme Court yesterday afternoon denied Tom Emmer and the Republican Party’s petition to delay the start of the gubernatorial recount, following legal hearings during which Emmer’s and Democrat Mark Dayton’s attorneys sparred over the question of whether vote totals must be reconciled with the number of signatures on voter logs. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: MN Supreme Court to Rule on GOP Challenge

Recount Central

Some time this morning we’ll learn whether the Minnesota Supreme Court will acquiesce to the petition the Republican Party filed last week and hold hearings today at 2:30 p.m. The Democrats allege that the petition could delay the state-mandated gubernatorial recount, which is scheduled to begin next Monday, Nov. 29. Continue Reading →

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Dayton Recount Team Defends Integrity of Minnesota Election, Brings Elias On Board

Marc Elias during Coleman Franken Recount Dec. 23, 2008

A press release today from the Dayton recount team announced that it was filing a brief with the Minnesota Supreme Court to oppose the Republican petition. The Dayton team also announced that election protection attorney Marc Elias was being added to the ticket. Continue Reading →

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Ramsey, Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin Counties Call For Supreme Court To Dismiss GOP Challenge

Recount Central

Ramsey County today urged the Minnesota Supreme Court to dismiss the gubernatorial recount petition filed by the state’s Republican Party earlier this week that sought to correct alleged errors and omissions regarding the number of ballots counted in the Nov. 2 election. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Recount Training Presentation, FBI Raids and Judicial Elections

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The Office of the Secretary of State has invited media today to view a live Recount Training Presentation for election officials at 1:30 p.m. at the State Office Building. Then at 4 p.m. at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, we’ll broadcast a panel discussion led by moderator Larry Jacobs about the state of judicial elections in Minnesota. Continue Reading →

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Emmer, Republicans Petition State Supreme Court Over Recount

Michael Brodkorb when he was MN GOP Deputy Party Chair

Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Tony Sutton and Deputy Chairman Michael Brodkorb today announced that gubernatorial hopeful Tom Emmer and the state Party have filed a petition with the Minnesota Supreme Court asking the court to ensure that reconciliation has occurred in each of Minnesota’s 4,136 precincts. Continue Reading →

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