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Democratic Secretaries of State Release Video
Thanking Secretaries for Secure Election, Record Turnout
Today the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State released a new video to highlight the work of Democratic secretaries of state across the country who administered a smooth and secure 2020 election with record-breaking voter registration and turnout.
“Secretaries of state across the nation faced a number of extraordinary challenges this year, most notably the COVID-19 pandemic, a massive expansion of mail-in voting, battling a slew of election disinformation, and protecting our free and fair elections from foreign election interference,” DASS Chair and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said.
“Working together, secretaries navigated last-minute changes to election laws, combated blatant voter suppression efforts, and defended against cynical lawsuits. Some secretaries faced personal attacks and death threats before, during, and after the election. The integrity, transparency, and grace with which these secretaries conducted themselves despite these challenges deserves the highest praise.”
“The 2020 election has underscored the critically important role that secretaries of state play in protecting our democracy while ensuring every eligible citizen is able to exercise their right to vote.”
The video features clips of several Democratic secretaries of state including Secretary Katie Hobbs of Arizona, Secretary Alex Padilla of California, Secretary Jena Griswold of Colorado, Secretary Denise Merrill of Connecticut, Secretary Matt Dunlap of Maine, Secretary Jocelyn Benson of Michigan, Secretary Steve Simon of Minnesota, Secretary Kathy Bookvar of Pennsylvania, Secretary Nellie Gorbea of Rhode Island, and Secretary Jim Condos of Vermont.
DASS is a national political organization dedicated to electing Democratic secretaries of state who are committed to protecting and preserving voting rights and ballot access for all Americans through fair, honest, open, and accurate elections.
For more information about DASS, visit their website at www.demsofstate.org.