State Republicans are going after Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon after he signed–and a judge approved–an agreement to ease absentee ballot rules for the August Primary amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Senator Mary Kiffmeyer accuses Simon of…

“Circumventing the legislature–just sue until you’re blue and get what you want through the courts.”

Secretary Simon responds:

“That’s wrong and that’s mistaken, this consent decree has nothing do do with preferred policy outcomes, mine or anyone else’s it has to do with what the law demands.”

The agreement allows voters to submit their ballots in the August 11th primary without witness signatures. And ballots that arrive within two days of the primary would be counted, as long as they are postmarked by Election Day.