Democrats sue Minnesota over ballot rules that put pro-marijuana parties first – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Two national Democratic groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging Minnesota ballot designs that will list DFL candidates in the 2020 general election below their major-party rivals, including candidates from two pro-legal marijuana groups.

The complaint, filed by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and two state voters, argues that the current system “creates an unlevel playing field in Minnesota’s elections by arbitrarily favoring” candidates based on their political affiliation.

“No party should benefit from an unfair advantage or be penalized because of a systemic disadvantage in our elections,” Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, a Nevada Democrat who chairs the DSCC, said in a statement.

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