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From the editorial: "'I’m not saying we don’t have challenges and glitches. Of course we do, but … we feel good about the core things, about health and safety. We feel good about security. We feel good about turnout. Overall, I’m optimistic.'"
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.
Ahead of elections, local polling places are required to open to the public to show their ballot counting equipment is accurate and in working order. Typically it’s a routine affair that doesn’t attract much interest, but election administration has been thrust into the spotlight following unfounded allegations of widespread voter fraud in 2020.
This year’s contest between Democratic-Farmer-Labor incumbent Steve Simon, who has held the office since 2014, and Republican-endorsed challenger Kim Crockett has seen record levels of fundraising.
Simon and his wife, Leia, both delivered emotional speeches following the endorsement.
Secretary of State Steve Simon came looking to boost voter turnout during a visit to Willmar. Minnesota leads the nation three years in running in voter turnout, but one in five still are not exercising their right to a say in our democracy.

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State-run Safe at Home program still, unbelievably, largely little-known
All 10 of Minnesota's electors remained faithful to the state's popular vote for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon reiterated that there have been zero credible reports of voter fraud in the state after November's election.

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