Who is Kim Crockett?
- Kim Crockett is an attorney, policy advocate and now a politician with the Republican party
- She had previously denied the results of the 2020 presidential elections
- Crockett will go up against Democrat nominee Steve Simon for the secretary of State for Minnesota
Minnesota went to polls for the primary on August 9, 2022. Crockett went up against fellow Republican, Erik van Mechelen whom she handily beat with 63.3% of the votes, to his 36.7%.
With her win at the Republican primary for secretary of state, Crockett is the latest in a long line of Republicans who denied the results of the 2020 presidential elections. She is now on track to take one of the highest offices in the state.
During the midterm elections on November 8, 2022, Crockett will go up against the Democrat nominee Steve Simon.
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she attended the University of Minnesota for her bachelor's degree in 1984 after which she attended the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School for his Juris Doctor degree.
She worked as an attorney for 20 years while also working in policy advocacy. In 2019, she shifted gears completely, working with the Election Integrity Network which according to her website, is a "national coalition formed to protect the legal vote of every American citizen."
Crockett thinks that the state needs to go back to in-person voting and efforts should be made to revert the "chaotic, insecure absentee balloting system”. During the pandemic, 58% of Minnesotan voters used the absentee system, according to the Minnesota Reformer.
According to her website, Crockett is in favour of what she calls "common sense reforms" to protect voters by introducing photo IDs, post-election audits, ballot security of absentee ballots, amongst others. In addition, she has stated that she is against the expansion of Ranked-Choice Voting saying that it is an " overly complicated voting scheme" that "creates chaos" and "dilutes" the power of voters.