Federal judge grants injunction, vote back on for 2nd Congressional District after death of Legal Marijuana Now Party candidatePosted by On

A U.S. District Court judge granted a preliminary injunction Oct. 9 in a lawsuit by Rep. Angie Craig and a 2nd Congressional District voter after the election date in the battleground district was postponed following the death of Legal Marijuana Now Party candidate Adam Weeks on Sept. 21

State law requires that the vote be postponed if a major party candidate dies within 79 days of the election.

Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright ruled Friday that the Democratic lawmaker and district resident Jenny Winslow Davies demonstrated a likelihood of success in their motion alleging the rules of the Minnesota Nominee Vacancy Statute are preempted by federal law setting the election for members of the U.S. House of Representatives on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

Craig further argued that her campaign would be harmed without the injunction because voters…

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