Supreme Court to Hear Voter Data Case on Election Day
The Minnesota Supreme Court has set a (public) hearing date for oral arguments in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Secretary of State Steve Simon:
Tuesday, November 5 (Election Day), 2019, at 9:00 AM, in the 2nd floor courtroom at the State Capitol Building, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155.
MVA v. Simon is a landmark case involving the secretary of state’s refusal to provide the public with full voting information on every voter (as the law requires), so the public can effectively evaluate the secretary’s performance and assess the true amount of ineligible voting occurring in Minnesota.
On April 15, 2019, a panel of the Minnesota Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a lower court decision that election records in the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS) are public data and must be released by Secretary of State Steve Simon.
Four judges have now examined the complete record and all of them have determined that Secretary Simon’s arguments do not hold up to legal scrutiny.
Here is a link to the MVA’s response brief to the Minnesota Supreme Court: MVA-response-MN Supreme Court
This is an extremely important case that will likely have a huge impact on the integrity and credibility of our elections for decades to come, and on the ability of state agencies to obstruct public scrutiny of their performance of official duties.
The hearing is open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to attend!
Following the hearing, the Minnesota Voters Alliance is celebrating its 15 year anniversary from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Capitol Ridge Best Western (Formerly the Kelly Inn – Just one block from the Capitol).
There will be two very special guest speakers: Mr. Eric Lee from Judicial Watch, and MVA Attorney Erick Kaardal.
Please consider a donation to help the Minnesota Voters Alliance continue the fight for election integrity.
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