GOP Lawmakers To Sue MN Gov Over Mask Mandate

The Minnesota Pioneer Press reports:

A group of Republican lawmakers and voters on Tuesday said it plans to bring a federal lawsuit against the Walz administration contending the governor’s mandate of face masks in public places, including polling places, violates state law and Minnesotans’ constitutional rights.

A handful of voters along with the watchdog Minnesota Voters Alliance brought the action after voters said they were confused about whether they would violate existing state law by wearing a mask to vote in the Aug. 11 primary election or opting not to wear one.

Attorney General Keith Ellison issued a statement standing behind “the legality and constitutionality” of Walz’s executive order. The Democrat’s office noted that the lawsuit is the 11th legal challenge against Walz or the state over COVID-19 restrictions.