“This week, Secretary of State Steve Simon took a page out of Governor Walz’s playbook by subverting the legislative process to manipulate Minnesota election law to benefit the Democrats. In one case, the judge ordered a fairness hearing to determine third parties are not unreasonably impacted; and in the other, the judge signed off on this misuse of power by Secretary Simon and the Democrats.

“There is a reason a witness signature is required when voting by absentee ballot – to prevent fraud. It is unconscionable that Secretary Simon and Governor Walz have chosen to go around the legislature – which is currently in session – to change a law that will remove these necessary safeguards, opening up our elections to rampant fraud in our upcoming election.

“Our Founding Fathers put in protections to ensure the executive branch does not abuse power and go around the legislative process. It is disappointing (but not surprising) that Walz, Simon, and Minnesota Democrats are willing to use their power to give their party the upper hand in elections.”

 

For Immediate Release
June 17, 2020
Contact: Becky Alery
763-360-1711
bla@mngop.com
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement regarding today’s abuse of power from Secretary Simon