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209.045 VENUE FOR STATEWIDE CONTESTS.

If a notice of contest is filed in the District Court of Ramsey County regarding a statewide office or constitutional amendment or other question voted on statewide, the court administrator of district court, within three days of receipt of the notice of contest, shall submit one copy of it and of the answer, if any, to the chief justice of the Supreme Court by certified mail. The case must be heard and determined in Ramsey County by three judges assigned by the chief justice of the Supreme Court. If there is a division of opinion, the majority opinion prevails.