That’s the sound of DFLers realizing they’re going to have to jam ten days worth of fraud into one evening.
And they’re not happy about it.
The 8th Circuit returned a decision in Carson v. Simon yesterday. The presser from the Minnesota Voters Alliance explains:
The 8th Circuit reversed a lower court decision which authorized the Minnesota Secretary of State to accept ballots seven days after the election, and required an injunction against Simon for extending the statutory deadline for election day for receipt of absentee ballots.
In our view, this was a scheme concocted by Secretary Simon in the first place, where he identified and encouraged his allies to file a lawsuit against him, knowing all along that he would enter into a consent decree with them just to circumvent the legislature and the will of the people. We can not prove that of course, but in our view, that is exactly what happened.
To sum it up:
- “Progressive” “group” “files” a “suit” against a “progressive” Secretary of State.
- The SOS “settles out of court”, signing a consent decree with his allies signed off on by a “progressive” judge.
Presto change-o. Law changed by executive fiat (under cover of a convenient bit of “litigation”), without any pesky “checks and balances” or “legislatures” getting in the way.
It’s an end-run around state law, and due process.
And it’s a foreword to what we can expect – well, expect much more of – if the Democrats win on Tuesday, or whenever the actual decision is announced.
The DFL PR nomenklatura are doing their best to obscure the facts:
Could Murphy have gotten anything about the story less right?