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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.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota officially matched 58% of its turnout for the 2016 general election Monday morning, Nov. 2, according to the latest figures from the secretary of state's office
Federal civil rights officials to monitor Election Day proceedings in Minneapolis, along with 43 other jurisdictions.

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The decision requires election officials to separate ballots that arrive after 8 p.m. Nov. 3, but if and how they'll be tallied remains unclear.
"There is no pandemic exception to the Constitution": Ballots that arrive by mail after 8 p.m. Election Day or after 3 p.m. in-person will be held separately upon arrival.
A rule granting Minnesota election officials extra time to accept absentee ballots came before a federal court Tuesday.

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