Kim Crockett wants to make it harder for you to vote
DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement regarding Kim Crockett securing the Minnesota Republican Party’s endorsement in her bid to become Secretary of State:
“Kim Crockett is an election conspiracy theorist who has pledged to restrict early voting, roll back vote-by-mail, and make it harder for older Minnesotans and folks in Greater Minnesota to cast their ballots. Crockett is also a bigot who was suspended from her job for complaining about how visible non-European immigrants are in Minnesota.
“Kim Crockett wants to make it harder for Minnesotans across the state to vote. Minnesota has the highest voter turnout in the nation because we respect, value, and cherish our freedom to vote, and we cannot let Kim Crockett take that freedom from any of us.”
Background on Kim Crockett:
- Kim Crockett is a far-right attorney who has spent years working to make it harder to vote.
- Crockett wants to restrict early voting, restrict same-day voter registration, make it harder for older and non-English speaking voters to cast ballots, and take away voting options for communities in Greater Minnesota.
- Crockett has complained that Republicans don’t focus enough on gaining control of election rules for partisan advantage, and bragged about doing exactly that.
- Crockett currently serves as a legal policy advisor for the Minnesota Voters Alliance, a far-right group that works to restrict Minnesotans’ freedom to vote.
- Crockett is an election conspiracy theorist.
- Crockett has repeatedly attacked the legitimacy of the 2020 elections, calling them “rigged” and “illegitimate.” The group she works for has called the 2020 elections stolen without any evidence.
- Crockett has also been caught campaigning at election conspiracy conferences headlined by known liars and frauds.
- Crockett is a bigot who cannot be trusted to stand up for her fellow Minnesotans.
- In 2019, Crockett was suspended from her job at a far-right think tank for making racist comments about Somali refugees to right-wing activists that were documented in the New York Times. Crockett publicly apologized at the time, but recently revoked that apology, saying “I would say everything today that I said in 2019.”
- Crockett was also Vice President and General Counsel of the Charlemagne Institute, which recently had to fire a high-level staffer for praising Adolf Hitler, organizing meetings to promote racism called “hateups”, and asking fellow racists for suggested reading material to help radicalize Charlemagne Institute interns.