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Death on Eve of Election

The Eighth Circuit denied a Minnesota Republican congressman's request for a stay of an order requiring the state to honor the results of the Nov. 3 election, despite the death of the Legal Marijuana Now Party's candidate for office. The third-party candidate's death shortly before the election does not warrant cancellation of the election for the congressman’s seat.

ST. LOUIS — The Eighth Circuit denied a Minnesota Republican congressman's request for a stay of an order requiring the state to honor the results of the Nov. 3 election, despite the death of the Legal Marijuana Now Party's candidate for office. The third-party candidate's death shortly before the election does not warrant cancellation of the election for the congressman’s seat.

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