Court ruling finalizes field for November 2 election

Monday’s decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court to allow Independence Party candidates on the November ballot finalizes the field for the November 2 general election.

Minnesota Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer had ruled Independence Party Congressional Candidate Doug Williams, along with all other candidates from that party, had to be removed from the ballot as the result of a little-known law that required at least one candidate from the party to get a minimum number of votes during the September primary.

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