St. Paul, Minn. – Earlier today, Senate Republicans voted against authorizing the full $6.6 million in federal funding necessary to secure Minnesota’s election security. In response Senator Jim Carlson, DFL lead on the Senate State Government Policy and Finance Committee (DFL-Eagan) released the following statement:
“I am sorely disappointed in the Senate Republicans and their refusal to act with the urgency or seriousness that our election security deserves,” said Senator Carlson. “Today all 35 members of the Senate Republican Caucus voted against federal funding that would modernize and improve our election security and guarantee election integrity. Our colleagues in the House have already approved these funds in a bipartisan vote of 105-23, with 32 Republicans voting for it, and yet Senate Republicans would rather use our election security as a bargaining chip. We are already a year behind our peers, this further delay only continues to put Minnesota’s elections at risk. If not now, when will they take the action necessary to protect the integrity of our elections?”
About Jim Carlson
Jim Carlson is a state senator who represents Eagan and Burnsville. He is the Ranking Member of the State Government Finance and Policy and Elections Committee and a member of the following committees: Transportation Finance and Policy; Environment and Natural Resources Policy; and Legacy Finance. A high-resolution photo of Sen. Carlson is available for download here.