Tensions over Minnesota election outcome on display as Senate panel meets
December 9, 2020
Disinformation and conspiracy theories about this year's vote are a danger to election workers and democracy itself, Minnesota Secretary of State Simon warned Tuesday at a state Senate hearing called to examine the election's integrity.
With the presidential race's outcome under continued but unsuccessful legal attack by President Donald Trump and allies, Republican state Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer of Big Lake raised questions about pandemic-driven changes to Minnesota's voting procedures that have since been the subject of court wrangling.
Still, Kiffmeyer, a former secretary of state and frequent critic of Simon, said in a subsequent press release that "so far, claims of widespread fraud have not held up under scrutiny or in the courts."