On Friday, December 4, the Minnesota Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit that Republican activists served to Steve Simon and the state Canvassing board. Simon claimed he had not been served but even as the court agreed he had been, they dismissed the lawsuit because it hadn't been served to county election officials as well and because the suit was not brought forward back when the consent orders had come about, prior to the election but only in the window between the election and the certification.
You can read the order HERE
The November 3rd election left many Minnesota conservative Republican activists dazed and confused. Part of that feeling was the disappointment they felt in the many losses suffered on that day. There were unexpected losses from the top of the ticket to the bottom, in state house and senate seats that seemed like they were on a glide path to victory. Unpleasant surprises are nothing new in politics, and seasoned activists recognize that feeling. But what was confusing were the abrupt changes in Minnesota's already extremely permissive election laws and rules, months before the November election.