Democrats File Petition to Remove Trump, Pence From Ballot

Minnesota Democrats are asking the state's Supreme Court to remove Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump from the ballot.

The state party filed a petition Thursday seeking to have Minnesota's secretary of state strip Trump and running mate Mike Pence from the ballot for the general election.

They argued that the Republican Party of Minnesota erred in how it sent in Trump's name for a spot on the ballot.

State law requires political parties to select alternate electors at conventions as part of putting a nominee on the ballot, and the clock is ticking for a resolution. Early voting in Minnesota begins Sept. 23.

But Democrats contend those GOP alternates were chosen last-minute by party leaders to meet a looming deadline last month. The state's Democratic party says that invalidates the GOP's ballot submission and that Secretary of State Steve Simon should have rejected it.

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