Craig’s lawsuit would guarantee that the hardworking families of Minnesota’s Second District are not without Congressional representation in 2021
Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig and Apple Valley resident Jenny Winslow Davies have filed a lawsuit in federal court to ensure that the Minnesota 2nd Congressional District race will proceed as required by federal law as part of the November general election so that the District will not be without Congressional representation.
Craig released the following statement on the filing of her lawsuit:
“The people of Minnesota’s Second Congressional District deserve to have a voice fighting for them in Washington. Unfortunately, the process currently in place would deprive Minnesotans of their seat at the table at a time when critical legislation affecting our state will be debated – including bills to rid politics of special interests, ensure quality, affordable health care for every Minnesotan and safeguard our family farmers.
Hardworking second district families are entitled to representation in Congress, and that’s why I’m taking action today to ensure that the election this November proceeds as mandated by federal law. I strongly urge every voter in the 2nd Congressional District to continue to mark their ballots, and I will continue to fight to ensure that every Minnesotan has the representation they deserve in Congress next year.”
For almost 150 years, federal law has required that elections for the U.S. House of Representatives occur as part of the November general election in even-numbered years. The Secretary has announced he intends to postpone this year’s election for the 2nd Congressional District, in clear violation of federal law. In the lawsuit, Craig and Winslow Davies are asking the federal court to require Minnesota to go forward with the 2nd Congressional District Election as scheduled. With early voting already underway and potentially thousands of votes already cast, the plaintiffs are seeking immediate injunctive relief so voters know they must continue to vote in the 2nd Congressional District race.