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Simon, Crockett get greenlight from voters in secretary of state primary

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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Secretary of State Steve Simon, left, and Kim Crockett are seen in this composite photo.
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ST. PAUL — Secretary of State Steve Simon will face off against challenger Kim Crockett in the general election in November.

Simon easily turned back a primary challenge from DFL candidate Steve Carlson during the Tuesday, Aug. 9, primary election. The Associated Press called the race for Simon, who had 75% of the vote to Carlson's 25%, with 56% of precincts reporting at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Crockett, the Republican-endorsed candidate for secretary of state, beat Erik Van Mechelen in the GOP primary. At 10 p.m, with 56% of precincts reporting, Crockett led Van Mechelen 64% to 36%, respectively.

Crockett, a former vice president and general counsel for the Center of the American Experiment, a conservative think tank, has been critical of Simon for his expansion of absentee and mail-in ballot access in the 2020 election.

Simon says he hopes to expand Minnesota’s nation-leading voter turnout through efforts to encourage greater trust in the election system.

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The general election is Nov. 8.

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