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STEVE SIMON

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While results still need to be certified, Minnesota was just one of three states to top the 60% mark, along with Wisconsin and Maine, according to the U.S. Election Project.
Steve Simon, who first took office in 2015, oversaw and certified Minnesota’s election in 2020, in which then-Sen. Joe Biden dashed the re-election hopes of Donald Trump by more than seven points statewide.
Seeking his third consecutive term as the secretary of state, Simon ran his campaign working to dispel myths seeking to erode trust in Minnesota’s election system, including doubts stirred up by Republican challenger Kim Crockett.
Simon and Thompson addressed the issue of election security at two different events this week.
Though Minnesota law already requires employers provide employees a paid opportunity to vote, U.S. lawmakers are hoping to implement the same concept nationwide.
The two northwestern Minnesota counties petitioned the state’s Supreme Court after realizing the ballot was missing political affiliations for some candidates and failed to label others as incumbents.

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“I want to build on Minnesota’s success story; 2020 was the ultimate stress test for our democracy, and we passed the test. In Minnesota, I’d say we aced the test,” Simon said in an exclusive interview this fall with Forum Communications.
DFLer Steve Simon, who is running for his third term, has spent much of his time on the campaign trail trying to dispel myths about the election system and boosting confidence in Minnesota elections administration. GOP challenger Kim Crockett is running largely on the premise that the current election system is vulnerable to fraud and manipulation.
Secretary of State Steve Simon easily turned back a primary challenge from DFL candidate Steve Carlson during the Tuesday, Aug. 9, primary election. Kim Crockett beat Erik Van Mechelen in the GOP primary.

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