This morning, the Minnesota Voters Alliance, Rep. Sondra Erickson and attorney Erick Kardal will “will file a federal lawsuit asking the court to defend the rights of Minnesota Voters under both the state and federal constitutions.” Here’s the heart of their complaint:
The Complaint petitions the court to stop the state of Minnesota from waiving voter eligibility requirements for thousands of persons, as it did for more than 500,000 registering to vote on election day in the 2008 general election. The Complaint alleges that those waivers in 2008 resulted in at least 48,000 individuals being subsequently unconfirmable as eligible voters, yet their ballots had already been counted. This means that voters, known before the election to be entitled to vote, are having their choice of candidates elected or defeated by the counted ballots of those who have not been confirmed as eligible to vote.
Equal protection under the law shouldn’t just be term used in law schools. It should be the uniform enforcement of the law. Clearly, Mark Ritchie stepped past where past legislatures and past governors told him he could go when they established and updated Minnesota’s election laws.
What was Mark Ritchie’s justification for “waiving Minnesota’s voter eligibility requirements”? Through what authority did Ritchie make this unilateral decision? Didn’t Ritchie, through this action, essentially say that he’s the ultimate arbiter of which laws are enforced and which laws are ignored?
Under Ritchie’s ‘leadership’, Minnesota’s election integrity has spiraled downward:
It is now known that the State and counties have allowed hundreds of felons who have not had their civil rights restored, to vote. Additionally, in at least one county, Crow Wing County, facts reveal that persons under guardianship orders with suspended rights to vote, did in fact register to vote and did vote.
According to one of the adults who was part of the Crow Wing County voter manipulation debacle, he thought he was voting for Gerald Ford for president. Clearly, turning a blind eye to election manipulation and voter fraud is the rule, not the exception, for the Ritchie administration.
That’s why this lawsuit is required. The MVA, Rep. Erickson and Erick Kaardal are filing this lawsuit, essentially, to force Ritchie to do his job. If Minnesota’s Secretary of State did his job, this lawsuit wouldn’t be necessary.