Minn. GOP candidate wants Democratic elections chief jailed

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A leading Republican running for Minnesota governor has suggested that the state’s Democratic secretary of state should go to prison, though he provided no legal basis for why.

Scott Jensen is a doctor and former state senator known for his skepticism of the COVID-19 vaccine and the state’s response to the pandemic.

Jensen attacked Secretary of State Steve Simon at a recent district GOP convention over how he’s run the state’s election system. He said Simon should see if he looks good in “in stripes.”

Simon called it a “bizarre and irresponsible” attempt to use conspiracy theories to radicalize supporters. Courts have found that steps Simon took during the 2020 elections were legal.

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