Ouch, this has got to hurt!
Minnesota Democrats are taking steps to kick Donald Trump off the state’s ballot, arguing that the Minnesota Republican Party improperly put Trump’s name on there. Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Chairman Ken Martin filed a legal petition with the state Supreme Court looking to remove Trump from the ballot.
The Minnesota DFL’s statement reads, “The Minnesota GOP did not elect to elect alternate presidential electors at the state convention earlier this year. After being notified that they had failed to provide the names of alternative electors by the Secretary of State’s office, Republicans decided to appoint alternate electors in a closed-door meeting rather than electing them. This is violation of state law.”
The move follows an issue in August, when Trump and running mate Mike Pence’s names were left off the state ballot. The Minnesota Republican Party scrambled to provide the state secretary of state’s office the necessary paperwork, and it seemed the situation was resolved when Trump’s name was officially listed online.
However, Michael Brodkorb, a former deputy Minnesota Republican Party chairman, pointed out on Twitter that the Minnesota GOP’s rules don’t allow for such a fix, as the DFL’s suit also argues.
— Michael Brodkorb (@mbrodkorb) September 9, 2016
Read the petition HERE.