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Secretary Simon Continues to Defend Voter Privacy

April 15, 2019

Secretary of State Steve Simon reacts to Court of Appeals opinion in Cilek v. Office of Minnesota Secretary of State

Secretary of State Steve Simon today issued the following statement after the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued an opinion in Cilek v. Office of Minnesota Secretary of State:

“My team is reviewing today’s opinion from the Court of Appeals in anticipation of filing a petition for further review before the Minnesota Supreme Court. Minnesota law makes voting as easy as possible for eligible voters, while simultaneously protecting the privacy rights of voters. When those rights are under attack, I will use all legal means to protect the private information of Minnesota voters. I trust law enforcement and county attorneys who investigate and prosecute the few actual cases of ineligible voting in Minnesota. And I also take seriously my duty to protect the voting rights of Minnesotans by standing firm against those who call into question or seek to suppress the votes of thousands of eligible voters.”

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