WASHINGTON — Just five days before Election Day, a three-judge panel on a federal court sided with Minnesota Republican state Representative Eric Lucero and ruled that any votes arriving after 8 p.m. on Election Day must be segregated, potentially setting the stage for the ballots not to be counted. Democrats need to flip just two seats in the Minnesota Senate to secure a majority and solidify another Democratic trifecta.
Lucero has followed in the footsteps of Republicans across the country who are infringing on voting rights in an attempt to rig the election in their favor.
“Let’s call a spade a spade: Minnesota Republicans are trying to keep people from voting because they know that’s the only way they’ll win,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post. “The GOP’s baseless push to silence Minnesota voices in the midst of the most crucial election of our lives is about as partisan, shameless, and undemocratic as it gets. The only way to put an end to this is to vote them out and vote in such massive numbers that they can’t ignore it. We’re encouraging Minnesota voters to check with election officials and make sure their voices are heard.”
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is the official Democratic organization dedicated to winning state legislative seats. Earlier this year, the DLCC announced its $50 million “Flip Everything” campaign, an unprecedented effort to win legislative majorities across the country. Since Donald Trump’s election, the DLCC and state partners have flipped more than 450 seats and 10 chambers from red to blue.