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Now Rep. Jim Hagedorn also signs on to amicus brief asking court to overturn the election

By: - December 11, 2020 3:07 pm

Rep. Jim Hagedorn represents Minnesota’s First District after a narrow victory in 2018.

U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn joined his Minnesota GOP colleagues, Reps. Tom Emmer and Pete Stauber, who have now all signed off on an amicus brief of a lawsuit asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the 2020 election results.

“Election laws across several states were amended or suspended in the closing months of the 2020 election by acts of state officials and courts, not state legislatures,” Hagedorn said in a statement to the Star Tribune Friday. “I joined 125 of my colleagues and signed onto the amicus brief because I believe the Supreme Court should consider the Texas case on constitutional grounds to ensure that all U.S. citizens are treated fairly and the election was conducted in accordance with state laws.”

Dozens of lawsuits launched alleging fraud and other irregularities have already been rejected by state courts, federal courts, appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Legal experts and other Republicans have attacked the Texas lawsuit as an attempt to undermine democracy and nullify the ballots of millions of Americans who supported Joe Biden, who won 7 million more votes than President Donald Trump.

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J. Patrick Coolican
J. Patrick Coolican

J. Patrick Coolican is Editor-in-Chief of Minnesota Reformer. Previously, he was a Capitol reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune for five years, after a Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan and time at the Las Vegas Sun, Seattle Times and a few other stops along the way. He lives in St. Paul with his wife and two young children