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Minnesota Supreme Court fast-tracks absentee ballot case

Minnesota Supreme Court fast-tracks absentee ballot case Photo: WDIO/MGN

Created: August 13, 2020 03:26 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Supreme Court has agreed to fast-track a challenge to absentee ballot rules for the November general election that were liberalized due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Trump’s campaign, Minnesota Republican Party and other GOP groups are appealing a lower court ruling.

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Chief Justice Lorie Gildea informed the parties Wednesday that the high court will hear the case Sept. 3.

The Republicans are challenging a court-approved consent decree agreed to by Democratic Secretary of State Steve Simon.

Minnesota Public Radio reports the Republicans want a ruling by Sept. 9 because absentee ballots will start going out soon afterward.  
 

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