WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit delivered Minnesota voters a significant victory in Carson v. Simon. Earlier this year, Marc Elias, the left’s leading election lawyer, sued Minnesota to invalidate the state’s duly enacted election laws. Secretary of State Steve Simon entered a consent decree in which he agreed to count late and un-postmarked ballots, in violation of the state’s election day deadline. Two presidential elector candidates, Rep. Eric Lucero and James Carson, challenged this consent decree as unlawful and unconstitutional.
Jason Snead, executive director of the Honest Elections Project, released the following statement:
“The Court of Appeals could not have been more clear: there is no pandemic exception to the Constitution. Secretary Simon attempted to unilaterally rewrite state law. In doing so, he needlessly introduced confusion into the voting process. Tonight’s ruling by the court is a tremendous victory for voters, fair elections, and the rule of law in Minnesota. Thanks to this court’s ruling, voters once again have clarity and confidence in the electoral process, and can rest assured that every lawful vote will count.”