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.”