Official campaign website for Steve Simon. Steve Simon was elected in 2014 and is the 22nd and current Minnesota Secretary of State.

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  Steve Simon for Secretary of State · [email protected]
June 23, 2022 at 6:27 PM

our biggest deadline

Our biggest quarterly deadline is next week and with more than 100 disinformation activists on the ballot in November, including in Minnesota, we can’t miss a single goal. Will you help us raise $10k this week to stay on track? Please read Steve’s message below and then chip in $10 or more now → …
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
June 22, 2022 at 2:58 PM

alarming

Hi there,  Yesterday's January 6 Committee hearing was alarming, though not surprising. As The New York Times put it, the testimony showed that Donald Trump "sought to bully, cajole and bluff his way into invalidating his 2020 defeat in states around the country." He did it by pressuring and thr…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
June 21, 2022 at 3:21 PM

WaPo says:

More than 100 primary winners back Trump’s false fraud claims - Washington Post “A Washington Post analysis shows the former president’s election denialism has become a price of admission in many Republican primaries.” Hi there,  Disinformation activists and election deniers are gettin…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
June 17, 2022 at 1:41 PM

proud

Hi there,  We’re about to close out the week and I wanted to check in to say how grateful I am for your support. We just launched our “Stand with Steve” fund this week and I couldn’t be more grateful to everyone who has joined. Outside organizations and wealthy billionaires are signaling that …
  Stand with Steve Fund · [email protected]
June 15, 2022 at 3:34 PM

update

We just launched our “Stand with Steve” fund this week! Have you had a chance to join us yet? We’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support but we still have another $5k left to raise this week. Will you join us by chipping in $10 or whatever you can now? Hi there,  Here’s what y…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
June 15, 2022 at 12:38 AM

“Crazy Stuff”

Hi there,  The January 6th Committee has been holding public hearings to present to the public its findings about what caused the insurrection at the Capitol. Yesterday’s topic centered around the “Big Lie” and whether there was significant or systematic election fraud. The committee sought to…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
June 14, 2022 at 3:46 PM

grateful

Did you see my team’s earlier message? I’m grateful for the support that you’ve shown since launching our “Stand with Steve” fund yesterday. Our goal of reaching $15,000 by the end of the week is ambitious, but I know I have the best grassroots supporters around. The Secretary of State’s race is …
  Team Simon · [email protected]
June 13, 2022 at 6:28 PM

Introducing...

Hi there,  Last week, the My Pillow Guy, Mike Lindell, told The New York Times that he has gotten involved in races like Steve’s because “he believes ‘most’ secretaries of state are corrupt and should all be replaced.” This rhetoric is just plain wrong but with major news sources giving disinf…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
June 10, 2022 at 3:16 PM

This is serious

Hi there,  This week the My Pillow Guy, Mike Lindell, told The New York Times that he has gotten involved in races like mine because “he believes “most” secretaries of state are corrupt and should all be replaced.” Listen, this rhetoric is just plain wrong but with major news sources giving di…
  Opponent Update (via Steve Simon for SOS) · [email protected]
June 9, 2022 at 3:05 PM

Steve’s opponent is hyper-partisan

Hi there,  Kim Crockett has a record of being highly partisan and wanting to make voting a lot harder for eligible voters. Just a few things she would do if she were our next Secretary of State: She wants to end election day voter registration, even though she herself used it to vote in 2018!…
  Steve Simon for Secretary of State · [email protected]
June 8, 2022 at 6:34 PM

Since Kim Crockett was endorsed

Hi there, Since Kim Crockett was endorsed by the GOP last month, she has doubled down on her hyper-partisan rhetoric - and we’re not the only ones who have noticed. Here’s what MinnPost had to say: “Crockett seems to enjoy careening from one controversy to the next, ones often of her own maki…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
June 7, 2022 at 3:04 PM

Mike Lindell in NYT

Hi there, disinformation activists are running for Secretary of State in 18 states this year. If these candidates, including my opponent, win, their victory would be disastrous for election integrity across the country. But they’re not doing it alone. Ultra-wealthy far-right backers, like Mike…
  Steve Simon for Secretary of State · [email protected]
June 3, 2022 at 2:03 PM

we’re saving a spot for you

Hi there, As Secretary of State, Steve is dedicated to leading with the truth and protecting our democracy. Unfortunately his opponents are amplifying disinformation and ramping up their attacks on Steve and our campaign. Winning this race could mean the difference of safe and fair elections t…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
June 2, 2022 at 7:37 PM

It’s official!

Hi there, It’s official! Last week, I filed for re-election and will be on the ballot in November. As your Secretary of State, it has been my job to make sure our elections are fair, accurate, secure and honest for all voters. I’m proud that since I was first elected in 2014, Minnesota has c…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
May 31, 2022 at 10:06 PM

the noise

Hi there, This month, disinformation activists got really loud by spreading lies about me and our elections. I’m laser focused on ensuring that Minnesota’s election systems continues to remain the best in the nation. The Office of Secretary of State requires a leader who oversees our elections w…
  Steve Simon for Secretary of State · [email protected]
May 31, 2022 at 2:01 PM

quick update:

UPDATE: We still need another 200 people to join our campaign before midnight! Our next public fundraising deadline is tonight at midnight and we need all hands on deck. Disinformation activists, including our opponent, have been spreading lies about our elections. We need to correct the …
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
May 26, 2022 at 2:26 PM

What I told ABC news

  Hi there, I recently did an interview with ABC News about the threat of election deniers who want to hijack elections - and the need for fair, non-partisan conduct of balloting. Here’s what the article said: "This year, the office is up for grabs in 28 states, including Minnesota, where Si…
  Steve Simon for Secretary of State · [email protected]
May 24, 2022 at 3:18 PM

the biggest campaign updates:

  Hi there, It’s been a big month at the campaign. Here’s what you may have missed: → Steve was resoundingly endorsed at the DFL Party convention last weekend! → His opponent made international news after she produced and played a campaign video containing anti-Semitic images. Rather than a…
  Tom Melton · [email protected]
May 23, 2022 at 3:01 PM

Are you answering the call?

  Hi there, The DFL resoundingly endorsed Steve last weekend, and I wanted to share my favorite part of his speech with you: “Every generation has a responsibility to sustain and strengthen the freedom that millions of people have sought and found here. That’s what this election is all about.…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
May 21, 2022 at 7:32 PM

Deeply grateful

  Hi there, Today, I’m humbled and honored to receive the DFL Party endorsement for Secretary of State. You’ve heard me say as Minnesota’s chief elections officer that I’m in the democracy business. That means I literally make it my business to defend democracy, to protect the freedom to vote…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
May 21, 2022 at 12:36 AM

My opponent's anti-Semitic images

  Hi there, As you may have heard, my opponent made international news this week after she produced and played a campaign video containing anti-Semitic images. The video depicted Jewish philanthropist George Soros holding puppet strings attached to me and to a prominent Jewish voting rights law…
  Steve Simon for Secretary of State · [email protected]
May 19, 2022 at 2:14 PM

spreading disinformation about our elections

Bumping this message from Steve. Far-right candidates with the blessing of their political party are doubling down and spreading disinformation about our elections. They are doubling down on this false narrative and using extreme conspiracy theories to radicalize political supporters. We MUST…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
May 18, 2022 at 4:05 PM

they’re coming after me

  Hi there, My number one priority as Secretary of State is defending our democracy. That means, I lead with the truth and do everything in my power to correct the record about our election system. This past weekend, two extreme candidates for governor and secretary of state actively spread d…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
May 17, 2022 at 9:01 PM

Jensen doubled down on his jail time comment

  FIRST: The GOP endorsed candidate for governor recently suggested to supporters that I should be “going to jail” because he somehow objects to my management of Minnesota’s elections. THEN: In one of his first interviews as the endorsed candidate, he doubled down on those comments in an effor…
  Tom Melton · [email protected]
May 16, 2022 at 9:11 PM

What happened in Rochester last weekend

HAPPENING NOW: Last weekend, the GOP held its convention and endorsed a candidate for Secretary of State. Unfortunately, delegates picked an extremist; a full-throated partisan; a person who actively spreads disinformation about our election system and thinks that the 2020 election was “rigged”…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
May 11, 2022 at 5:39 PM

false and dangerous

Friends, Michele Bachmann, Steve Lindell and Steve Bannon attempted to spread false and dangerous information about the 2016 and 2020 Minnesota elections. This attempt to rewrite history undermines our democracy. We have to stand up for the truth and against individuals peddling baseless conspira…
  Tom Melton · [email protected]
May 10, 2022 at 4:03 PM

Michele Bachman and the My Pillow Guy

Wanted to make sure you saw Steve’s note. As Campaign Manager, my job is to make sure we have the resources we need to win against disinformation activists trying to spread lies about Steve and our fair elections. We need another $5k this week to keep our budget on track. Will you please consid…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
May 9, 2022 at 6:59 PM

Bachmann, Lindell and Bannon...oh my!

Friends, Michele Bachmann and Mike Lindell were on Steve Bannon’s national podcast recently attempting to rewrite history of the 2016 and 2020 elections. Bachmann said that Donald Trump actually won Minnesota in 2016 and 2020, but was deprived of an official victory because of the “conned and …
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
May 4, 2022 at 3:33 PM

WaPo: A growing threat to democracy

Friends, The Washington Post released an opinion piece highlighting the public suggestion by one of the leading Minnesota gubernatorial candidates that I should “go to jail” because he somehow objects to my management of Minnesota’s elections. The WaPo article concluded that this episode is tr…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
May 2, 2022 at 9:30 PM

bizarre and irresponsible

Friends, A leading gubernatorial candidate recently suggested to supporters that I should be “going to jail” because he somehow objects to my management of Minnesota’s elections. His comments are bizarre and irresponsible; a cynical attempt to use extreme conspiracy theories to radicalize poli…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
April 30, 2022 at 3:30 PM

I promise

Friends, This is important to me, which is why I’m reaching out. I promise to keep working to protect the freedom to vote, expand voter access, and oppose the current attempts to take us backwards. I have work to do, and you can help me to‌ continue doing it. Our April fundraising deadline is …
  Steve Simon for MN Secretary of State · [email protected]
April 29, 2022 at 8:38 PM

Disinformation activists have been busy

Friends, As we get closer to the election, disinformation activists are rallying and are getting louder and louder. Just recently: → Former President Donald Trump hosted a who’s who of disinformation activists at Mar-a-Lago. → A former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice who led a discredited and …
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
April 28, 2022 at 3:59 PM

I’m going to keep leading with the truth

Friends, Secretaries of State like me are in the democracy business. And with disinformation activists getting louder, the democracy business is especially critical right now! You have my word: I'll keep working to protect the right to vote, expand voter access, and oppose the current attempts…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
April 26, 2022 at 8:21 PM

They want a partisan takeover of ballot-processing

  Friends, They're at it again. The same legislators who previously attempted to restrict the freedom to vote are re-doubling their efforts with a new tactic: they want to replace  non-partisan county and city elections administrators with people submitted by political parties - or with people…
  Simon for Secretary of State · [email protected]
April 21, 2022 at 3:03 PM

why we need to act now:

Peddlers of disinformation about the 2020 election are rallying - and it’s clear that they will continue to get louder as we get closer to November. That is why we’re reaching out and asking you to act. Will you read Steve’s email below and then consider chipping in this week? — Original Messa…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
April 20, 2022 at 2:31 PM

the next phase of election disinformation:

Friends, The next phase of the battle over the 2020 election is going to involve misleading claims about “ballot harvesting.” This is the name given to the processes by which political campaigns have sometimes collected mail-in ballots from their supporters and turn them in for them. In Minn…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
April 14, 2022 at 2:21 PM

defending democracy

Friends, Since I was elected as Minnesota’s Secretary of State, I’ve been defending democracy by removing unnecessary barriers to voting for all eligible voters. I want to keep doing that, which is why I’m humbly asking for your support of my campaign. Purveyors of disinformation are only ge…
  Tom Melton · [email protected]
April 13, 2022 at 9:30 PM

Steve is right:

Bumping Steve’s message below: He’s right. Having the resources to respond to attacks and disinformation is critical to our campaign. Please read Steve’s message and then consider chipping in this week: Donate — Original Message —   Friends, My job as Secretary of State has never been …
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
April 12, 2022 at 8:59 PM

more important than ever

Friends, My job as Secretary of State has never been more important in protecting our democracy and fighting back against disinformation. Here’s why: → Last week, former President Donald Trump hosted a who’s who of disinformation activists at Mar-a-Lago. → A former Wisconsin Supreme Court Just…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
April 8, 2022 at 5:48 PM

Mar-a-Lago fraud festival

Friends, This week, former President Donald Trump hosted a who’s who of disinformation activists at Mar-a-Lago including a former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice who led a discredited and highly partisan review of the election that spread conspiracy theories despite finding no credible evidence …
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
April 1, 2022 at 12:01 AM

you have my word

Friends, You have my word: I'll keep working to protect the right to vote, expand voter access, and oppose the current attempts to take us backwards. I have work to do, and you can help me to continue doing it. Our first public fundraising deadline of 2022 is at midnight tonight and we still nee…
  Kristen McMullen, Simon for SOS · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 1:54 PM

before you start your day

Friends, Good morning! Tonight at midnight is our first public fundraising deadline of 2022. I ran our report this morning and we still need to raise another $7.5k today to hit our goal.  Since he was elected, Steve has been fighting against disinformation. We know that this campaign will be …
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
March 30, 2022 at 1:44 PM

here’s what I’ve been up to

Friends, Since I was elected as Minnesota’s Secretary of State, I’ve been defending democracy by removing unnecessary barriers to voting for all eligible voters. But now, I’m coming to you for help. My campaign is up against our first public fundraising deadline of 2022. We’ve set an ambitious…
  Tom Melton · [email protected]
March 29, 2022 at 2:01 PM

the bottom line:

I wanted to make sure you saw the campaign update. The bottom line is that we’re facing our first public fundraising deadline of 2022 and all eyes are on this race. Our opponents and national outside money groups will be watching to see if we have the resources to answer any misleading attacks. …
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
March 28, 2022 at 7:54 PM

update on my campaign

Friends, I wanted to give you a quick recap of what’s happened in this race in 2022: An extreme opponent has started spreading disinformation about me. Proponents of the Big Lie have been holding rallies in Minnesota, falsely claiming that the 2020 election was stolen. My campaign has been …
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
March 27, 2022 at 2:21 PM

A roadshow attack on democracy in MN

"The Big Lie Goes on Tour in Minnesota" - Minnesota Reformer Friends, It's like an election disinformation road show. For the past few months, a retired Army captain from Texas has been holding rallies in several Minnesota cities - telling hundreds of faithful attendees that the 2020 ele…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
March 24, 2022 at 3:33 PM

Another win for Minnesota's election system

Friends, Every two years, M.I.T. produces a highly respected and non-partisan "Election Performance Index" that ranks states' management of elections. For 2022, Minnesota was ranked #2. It’s a spectacular showing. My goal as Secretary of State will always be to sustain the excellence that ma…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
March 22, 2022 at 3:25 PM

our first big test

Friends, Since I was elected as Minnesota’s Secretary of State, I’ve been defending democracy by removing unnecessary barriers to voting for all eligible voters. Our first public big fundraising deadline is coming up this month and all eyes will be on this race. My opponents and outside money …
  Update (Steve Simon for SOS) · [email protected]
March 18, 2022 at 5:53 PM

races like this one:

Friends, We have our first public fundraising deadline this month and we need your support right away. Here’s why: Secretary of State races like this one are going to be targeted by outside groups this cycle. One of our opponents is already on the attack and trying to distort Steve’s record…
  Steve Simon · [email protected]
March 17, 2022 at 2:46 PM

"The Big Lie Goes on Tour in Minnesota"

"The Big Lie Goes on Tour in Minnesota" - Minnesota Reformer Friends, It's like an election disinformation road show. For the past few months, a retired Army captain from Texas has been holding rallies in several Minnesota cities - telling hundreds of faithful attendees that the 2020 ele…