June 17, 2020

Media Coverage of Minnesota Alliance for Retired Americans’ Lawsuit Over Absentee Ballot Procedures

Press Releases

Minnesota Federal District Court Denies the Preliminary Injunction Sought By Trump Electors in Voting Rights Case (includes link to order), October 12

Trump Campaign and Republican Party Will Not Appeal Minnesota Voting Rights Settlement (includes link to stipulation),
August 18

Major Barriers to Voting by Mail in the General Election Removed as a Result of Retirees’ Lawsuit (includes link to signed consent decree), August 3

Minnesota Alliance Educational Fund Press Release: Judge Signs Consent Decree (includes link to signed consent decree), June 17

Minnesota Alliance Educational Fund Press Release: Lawsuit Filing (includes link to the full complaint), May 13

Media Coverage

Judge won’t halt challenge to Minnesota extended ballot deadline
Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 6

What results to expect — and when — on Election Day in Minnesota
MinnPost, November 3

Legal uncertainty fuels lines at Minnesota polling stations
Tulsa World, November 2

For two U.S. diplomats from St. Paul, Appeals Court ballot ruling may mean losing their vote
MinnPost, November 2

Minnesota court rules absentee ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day, late ones to be separated
SouthernMinn.com, October 30

What the Appeals Court’s decision on late-arriving ballots means for Minnesota — and where things could go from here
MinnPost, October 30

Minnesota absentee ballots that arrive after 8 p.m. on Election Day might not be counted following appeals court ruling
CBS News, October 29

Minnesota ballot extension deadline goes before federal appeals panel
Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 27

Thousands turn out for early voting
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, October 13

Federal judge upholds Minnesota’s extended ballot counting
Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 12

Federal judge denies GOP challenge to Minnesota’s extended absentee ballot deadline
Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 12

Federal judge upholds state court agreement that extends deadline for counting Minnesota absentee ballots by seven days
ABC 7, October 12

Knox News Radio, October 12

Federal Judge OKs Extension of Ballot Counting in Minnesota
Courthouse News Service, October 12

Minnesota political leaders get ready for postelection legal fights
Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 10

Even after Supreme Court ruling in South Carolina case, witness signatures are still not required for Minnesota absentee ballots
MinnPost, October 8

Minnesota judge extends vote-by-mail changes prompted by coronavirus to November election
Star Tribune (Minneapolis – St. Paul), August 4

Judge approves changes to Minnesota absentee ballot rules for November election
Fox9 KMSP, August 3

Judge extends Minnesota vote-by-mail changes to November
ABC5 KSTP, August 3

Judge extends vote-by-mail changes prompted by coronavirus to November election
Red Lake Nation News, August 4

Minnesota Republicans decry Secretary of State deal on pandemic ballots
Star Tribune (Minneapolis – St. Paul), June 17

MN election lawsuit settled: Absentee ballot witness signature not required for primary
TwinCities.com/Pioneer Press, June 17

Minnesota waives absentee ballot witness signature mandate
The Washington PostAssociated Press, June 17

NBC Minneapolis, June 17

GOP lawmakers blast Secretary of State Simon for deal in voting lawsuits
MPR News, June 17

Minn. SOS signs off on absentee ballot changes; state Republicans cry foul
Duluth News Tribune, June 17

Minnesota waives requirement for absentee ballot witnesses in primary
Bring Me The News MN, June 17

KEYC (CBS) – Mankato, MN
KEYC News Now at 6, June 17

KIMT (CBS) – Rochester, MN
KIMT News 3 at 6:00, June 17

Minnesota waives absentee ballot witness signature mandate
Martinsville Bulletin, June 17

KNOX Radio (Grand Forks, North Dakota), June 17

The Mighty 790 (KFGO) – Fargo, ND
KFGO, June 17

KVRR (FOX) – Fargo, ND
KVRR Local News at 9, June 17

AM 560 The Answer – Chicago, IL
WIND, June 18

Trio of lawsuits challenge Minnesota absentee balloting requirements amid COVID-19
(MinnPost, June 12, 2020)

Older Minnesota voters file suit to change absentee voting rules amid COVID-19 fears
Star Tribune, May 13

NBC Rochester, May 14

ABC Duluth, May 14

Court strikes down Wisconsin’s stay-at-home order
MinnPost, May 14

Minnesotans encouraged to vote early by mail this election year
Bring Me the News – Minnesota, May 13

Seniors file legal challenge to absentee voting rules
Houston Chronicle, May 14

San Francisco Chronicle
May 14

ABC La Crosse, WI, May 14

The Fulcrum
May 14

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