MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Republican Party of Minnesota has filed complaints with the Office of Administrative Hearings regarding Democrat Party slate cards that illegally call for the reelection of candidates that have never held office.
“The closer we get to Election Day, the more we see desperate and illegal tactics from Democrats who know they’re about to lose their elections. These latest instances of illegal campaign literature being distributed to deceive voters are a clear violation of state law. Minnesota voters deserve better.” – Republican Party of Minnesota Communications Director Nick Majerus
The Minnesota DFL has been distributing slate cards that illegally call for the reelection of candidates for Congress who have never held the office. Minnesota state law prohibits the use of the term “reelect” unless the candidate is an incumbent.
Read the complaints for CD7 HERE and CD6 HERE.
Minnesota 211B.03 USE OF THE TERM REELECT:
“Section 211B.03 ‘A person or candidate may not, in the event of redistricting, use the term “reelect” in a campaign for elective office unless the candidate is the incumbent of that office and the office represents any part of the new district.’” (Minnesota Statutes 211B.03)