DFL News: Trump doubles down

Trump doubles down on his refusal to accept election outcome;
MN Republicans still silent

St. Paul—Yesterday Donald Trump doubled down on his refusal to accept the election outcome saying he would only accept it if he wins. Trump’s remarks came a day after the final presidential debate in which he horrified America by stating when asked if he’d accept the outcome: “I will tell you at the time. I will keep you in suspense.”

 As Republicans across the country weighed in to condemn Trump, Minnesota Republicans, notably Speaker Kurt Daudt, Sen. David Hann and Erik Paulsen have remained silent. In the past Republican former Governor Arne Carlson has called this silence “stunning” and “inexcusable”.

“This is a sad, sad time for Minnesota’s Republican Party,” said DFL Chair Ken Martin. “That they can’t even muster the courage to denounce this demagogue as he attacks the basic pillar of our electoral process  is a stain they will carry with them forever. Republicans have tried to make government look bad by blocking progress on critical issues and underfunding services, and now they’re standing by silently while the basic tenets of our democracy are being demeaned. This is a new low.”

Other Republicans across the country who have spoken out on this issue include Arizona Senator John McCain, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, Fmr Ohio Governor John Kasich, multiple Republican Secretaries of State, NJ Governor Chris Christie, FL Senator Marco Rubio.

Caucus and Convention Dates


Below are the dates and locations for the upcoming DFL caucuses and convention. If you were elected as a Delegate or Alternate you should receive information by mail in the coming weeks regarding your participation at the local conventions.

February 6th, 2018:

What: Clay County DFL Caucuses
Where: Various, find your location here

Registration begins at 6:30pm.  Caucuses begin promptly at 7pm.

February 24th:

    What: Clay County DFL Convention
    Where: Comstock Memorial UnionMinnesota State University Moorhead

    Note: Parking available in lots west of Union, and south of Wellness Center.

      MSUM Parking Map

        “Get out the Vote” Tour and Rally – Oct 31st

        Courtesy Todd Van Hoosear

        Join our GOTV tour and rally in support of Governor Dayton, Senator Franken, our House majority, and all of our DFL leaders.

        Follow the tour at #mndfl and dfl.org/gotvtour.

        When: Friday, October 31st
        Time: 2:30 pm
        Where: Minnesota State University Moorhead
        Location: Lot M-5 (west of Comstock Memorial Union off 6th Ave S
        Address: 1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, MN

        Early Voting Available till November 3rd

        Won’t be in your home precinct on Election Day (November 4th)? Too many things on your ‘to do’ list that day? Forgot to request an absentee ballot?

        Why not vote in person! It’s easy, it’s fast. And it leaves you time on Election Day to help your neighbors get to the polls. Find out voting locations and hours at MN Votes: Minnesota’s official voter resource from the Office of the MN Secretary of State.

        DFL Coordinated Campaign Office looking for volunteers

        The DFL Coordinated Campaign Office is open at 415 Main Avenue in Moorhead.

        Please stop by to help us promote our DFL-endorsed candidates:

        Help us elect your local DFL-endorsed candidates:

        If you are interested in helping with this effort, or have questions, please contact Mark Altenberg or stop by our DFL campaign office at 415 Main Avenue, Moorhead.