MN Supreme Court Boots Bid To Delay Certification

The Minnesota Lawyer reports:

About two hours before the State Canvassing Board met Tuesday, a group of petitioners led by GOP congressional Tyler Kistner filed suit to block the board from certifying the 2020 election results.

The suit, which includes sitting Republican legislators Rich Draheim, Steve Drazkowski, Jeremy Munson, Tim Miller and Cal Bahr among its plaintiffs, failed in that task. The board certified the election results Tuesday afternoon without court intervention.

Nonetheless, plaintiffs attorney Susan Shogren Smith said the lawsuit remains live litigation. Respondents include Secretary of State Steve Simon, Supreme Court justices Margaret Chutich and Gordon Moore and Hennepin County District Court judges Regina Chu and Christian Sande—the five members of the State Canvassing Board.

Kistner lost his House bid last month.