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Minnesota State Canvassing Board Meets To Certify Election Results

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota’s state canvassing board was to meet Tuesday to certify the state’s election results, an ordinarily routine task that is drawing closer attention due to President Donald Trump’s efforts to delay it in key states.

Joe Biden defeated Trump in Minnesota by more than 230,000 votes, or about 7 percentage points.

Minnesota’s board is made up of Secretary of State Steve Simon; Minnesota Supreme Court Justices Margaret Chutich and Gordon Moore; and Hennepin County District Judges Regina Chu and Christian Sande.

Simon is a Democrat. Chutich, Moore and Sande were all appointed by former Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat; Chu was appointed by former Gov. Jesse Ventura, an independent.

Simon told The Associated Press he would vote to certify results. The judges — all appointed to the board by Simon — declined to say how they would vote.

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Source: CBS Minnesota

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