Tuesday, September 13, 2016

You can vote for The Donald after all

The DFL gets shut down:
Donald Trump will be on Minnesota’s ballot this November, despite a DFL Party legal maneuver to try to keep him off.

In a six-page decision issued Monday afternoon, the state Supreme Court dismissed a petition filed last week in which DFL leaders argued that the Republican presidential nominee and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, should not be listed on the ballot because Republicans had not properly selected alternate electors.

The court said the DFL waited too long to lodge its objections to what it characterized as a technical error.
My two cents -- this was a strategic error from the get-go. Despite everything that's been going on in recent days with Hillary Clinton's health, or at least what little we have been able to learn about it, she is still highly likely to win in Minnesota. Had Trump been removed from the ballot, it would have been a national story and it would have played into "the election is rigged" zeitgeist that Trump and his team have been orchestrating. This is an outsider election and any evidence showing insiders using technicalities against Trump would not redound to Mrs. Clinton's benefit. We'll just leave it there for now.

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