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GOP Secretary of State Candidate Calls 2020 Election and Insurrection Narrative “Rigged”


Yesterday, on the one year anniversary of the January 6th insurrection, Republican candidate for Minnesota Secretary of State Kim Crockett called both the 2020 election and the idea that January 6th was an insurrection attempt “rigged.”

In a fundraising email, Crockett told supporters:

“Exactly a year ago, I was in Atlanta, Georgia working the U.S. Senate run-off as a volunteer lawyer with the Republican National Lawyers Association. I watched the events of that day unfold on cable news—and just like the election itself felt there was a lot going on that day (and since) that was unreported, misreported—called it rigged.”

A copy of the fundraising email can be found here.

DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement taking Crockett to task for echoing the falsehood that brought about the attack on the Capitol: 

“The 2020 elections were free, fair, and secure and even Donald Trump’s Department of Justice acknowledged that. It is completely disqualifying that Republican Secretary of State candidate Kim Crockett called the 2020 elections rigged, especially on the anniversary of an insurrection attempt fueled by lies about our elections. It is even more worrying that Crockett dismissed the notion that the violent storming of the U.S. Capitol was an insurrection attempt.”

“Crockett has clearly been blinded by her far-right, extremist ideology and is completely incapable of distinguishing truth from fiction as a result. The voters of Minnesota must not entrust Crockett with the tremendous responsibility of overseeing Minnesota’s elections.”

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