Angie Craig Statement on Court Ruling Upholding November Election

Federal judge orders that the election in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District move forward as part of the November general election, as required by federal law

Eagan, MN – Today, a federal judge ruled that the election for Minnesota’s Second Congressional District will move forward as part of the November general election – granting an injunction to block the enforcement of a Minnesota state law that would have pushed the race to February. Last week, U.S. Representative Angie Craig and Apple Valley resident Jenny Winslow Davies filed a lawsuit to ensure that the district would not be without Congressional representation for several weeks in 2021.

Craig released the following statement on the outcome of the court case:

“In this case, the decision was clear – Minnesota does not have the authority to alter the date for federal elections. A February special election would have deprived the voters of the Second District of their seat at the table during a crucial period in Congress. This is an enormous victory for the people of the Second District, who will still have an opportunity to make their voices heard in this election. I am grateful that Judge Wright affirmed our position that federal law controls the date for federal elections.  The voters of Minnesota’s Second Congressional District deserve representation in Congress next January and I look forward to November’s election.”