A legal battle over Minnesota voting records will head to higher court. Ramsey County District Judge Jennifer Frisch, who previously ordered Secretary of State Steve Simon to turn over the voter records to a nonprofit political group, agreed to stay her own ruling to give Simon a chance to appeal it. The Minnesota Voters Alliance asked for the voting records, in hopes of proving a theory that thousands of ineligible voters register on Election Day and then vote before their identity and eligibility is verified. If their eligibility is challenged after the fact, their vote has already counted.
The group wants list of active voters and inactive voters, and records of whether they were challenged as ineligible and had to take extra steps in order to vote.
“That should be a really easy way for the Minnesota Voters Alliance to audit whether the Secretary of State’s Office is preventing ineligible people from voting,” Erick Kaardal, the attorney for the group, told KARE.
“If someone fills out a certificate that says I’m eligible to vote, and they may be unwittingly voting while ineligible. But it’s the same damage to our voting, to our election outcomes.”
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