[Ed. – Hmm. It’s hard to believe a big old slew of perfectly literate state politicos has really been asleep at the wheel up there in Minnesota. Something seems rotten here.]
Minnesota Democrats have sued to get Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s name removed from the state’s general election ballots.
The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s Thursday lawsuit claims the Minnesota Republican Party failed to nominate its presidential electors, the people who cast the state’s 10 electoral college votes, in accordance with state law. Keith Downey, the chair of the Minnesota Republican Party, said last month that the party called a special meeting to approve alternative electors because it had previously neglected to do so. …
Last month, Downey said he was not aware “that the secretary of state wouldn’t place our candidates on the ballot, even though that paperwork was submitted completely, until the electors were finalized” until the week before the filings were due. He said the party had previously submitted what it had thought was the necessary paperwork a month earlier.