Actually, all Minnesota GOPers in Congress signed brief to overturn election result

A clerical error left Reps. Jim Hagedorn and Pete Stauber off the list.
Reps. Pete Stauber, Tom Emmer and Jim Hagedorn

Rep. Tom Emmer wasn't the only congressional Republican from Minnesota to sign an amicus brief to overturn the election result in favor of President Donald Trump.

Despite Joe Biden beating Trump in the Nov. 3 election, parts of the Republican Party and the Trump campaign have made numerous attempts to overturn the result through the courts, with the potential impact of disenfranchising millions of voters.

The latest attempt has seen the Texas Attorney General file a brief claiming the changes to mail-in and absentee voting in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Michigan were unconstitutional as the changes weren't made by state legislatures.

The challenge has only been made in four states that proved crucial to Biden's win, and hasn't been filed in any of the states Trump won – or, for example, Minnesota – despite them making similar changes to voting processes this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

On Thursday, an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit was signed by 106 Republican House members, including Minnesota's 6th District Rep. Tom Emmer.

On Friday, it emerged that 20 other Republicans had been left off the list due to a clerical error, and that the full list of 126 also includes the other two Minnesota GOP House members Reps. Jim Hagedorn (1st District) and Pete Stauber (8th District).

"Yesterday, I joined an amicus brief requesting the Supreme Court review the lawsuit brought forward by the Texas Attorney General and address the American people's questions on the integrity of this presidential election," Stauber said. "Due to a clerical error in the filing, my name has not yet appeared on the list of signers. This will be fixed soon."

Stauber's announcement sparked a statement from the Minnesota DFL, which said: "By signing onto a clear plot to undo the decision of American voters, Congressman Pete Stauber has confirmed once and for all that he’s nothing more than a far-right extremist willing to place his political party ahead of the United States Constitution.

“If the lawsuit Stauber backs is successful, it will help bring about the end of American democracy by invalidating millions of votes and placing an unelected man in the most powerful office in the world.

“Stauber’s support for a thinly veiled coup attempt should disqualify him from holding public office again in the eyes of all Minnesotans."

Rep. Dean Phillips (Democrat-CD3) criticized the Republicans for joining the brief particularly after voting against the "For the People Act 2019," which was designed to expand voting rights and limit partisan gerrymandering, saying they opposed it by "calling it a federal takeover of elections."

These same lawmakers, he says, "are now demanding an unelected federal judiciary to undo the will of voters & valid state elections."

"It’s seditious hypocrisy," he tweeted.

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