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Rep. Tim Miller signs onto letter asking Minnesota be added to lawsuit that seeks to overturn 2020 election

The letter alleges that the November election in Minnesota was unconstitutional and asks the Texas attorney general to add Minnesota to his lawsuit that seeks to overturn the election.

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ST. PAUL — Minnesota State Rep. Tim Miller has signed onto a letter requesting the Texas Attorney General add Minnesota to his lawsuit that seeks to throw out election results in four other states that went for president-elect Joe Biden.

The letter , sent by Minnesota State Rep. Steve Drazkowski who represents District 21B, alleges that Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon violated election laws and deems the November election unconstitutional. Thirteen other Minnesota state politicians signed on as well.

Miller did not respond when asked if signing the letter means that his re-election in Minnesota House District 17A was also then conducted illegally.

The lawsuit , filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, asks the Supreme Court to throw out millions of votes in Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and allow the states' respective legislatures to appoint presidential electors that would seemingly vote to re-elect Donald Trump, who lost the election by about 7 million votes and by a 74-vote deficit in the Electoral College.

So far, at least 16 other Republican attorneys general have joined the suit. At least 105 Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Rep. Tom Emmer, who represents Minnesota's Sixth Congressional District, signed on in support of the lawsuit.

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Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison joined a bipartisan coalition of 23 other attorneys general urging the U.S. Supreme Court to dismiss the Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn the 2020 presidential results, saying the suit "lacks legal foundation" and "offers zero evidence of systemic voter fraud."

Trump has repeatedly falsely claimed he won the election, often tweeting lies concerning voter fraud.

So far, the president and his allies' pursuit to overturn election results have failed in dozens of lawsuits across the country.

Those lies concerning the election have given rise to protests around the country, including in St. Paul. Simon, Minnesota’s secretary of state, said lies over the election results are “poisoning our democracy.”

Most recently, a protest at the St. Paul governor’s residence ended in damaged cars and two citations after pro-Trump supporters were confronted by anti-fascist elements.

That confrontation has now led to another false conspiracy theory that the St. Paul Police Department and the Minnesota State Patrol bused in antifa and intentionally kept pro-Trump protesters away as their cars were damaged.

Forum News Service reporter Sarah Mearhoff contributed to this article.

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.
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