Supreme Court rejects bid to delay election for Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District race

Supreme Court rejects bid to delay election for Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District race Photo: KSTP.

Associated Press
Created: October 27, 2020 05:30 PM

A Minnesota Republican candidate’s bid to delay voting in his congressional race to February due to the death of a third-party candidate was rejected Tuesday at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Justice Neil Gorsuch, who handles emergency requests from the federal appeals court that oversees Minnesota, denied the request from Tyler Kistner.

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As is typical when the court acts on an emergency basis, Gorsuch did not say anything in denying the request. But he also didn’t ask Kistner’s opponent to respond in writing or refer the question to the full court, suggesting it wasn’t a close question.


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