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Secretary Simon Statement on President’s ‘Irresponsible’ Comments on Election Integrity

January 25, 2017

Today, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon released the following statement on the President’s comments on the integrity of the elections process.

“President Trump’s claim that millions of ineligible votes were cast nationwide in the last election is false and irresponsible. The President’s comments have rightfully drawn strong bipartisan condemnation, are an attack on American democracy, and could have the dangerous effect of undermining confidence in the electoral system. Minnesota has rigorous safety measures in place before, on, and after Election Day to ensure our elections are fair and secure. We know that Minnesotans have confidence in the integrity of our system because our voters just returned us to number one in voter turnout in America.

I’m interested to see what the President has in mind for this ‘investigation,’ but I see no justification for such an investigation and I’m confident that the claim of millions of ineligible voters will remain unfounded.”

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