Independence Party trying to get candidates back on the ballotby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
The future of the Minnesota Independence Party could be determined in the courts in the next few days instead of in elections this November. That is because Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer, a Republican, determined late last week that none of the Independence Party candidates would make the ballot because they did not get enough votes in last week's primary election, which saw record low turnout. DFL attorney General Mike Hatch agreed with Kiffmeyer in a legal opinion, but says the Independence Party may have a case to make at the state Supreme Court. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Independence Party Chairman Jim Moore.