Eyes on Every Ballot Initiative
February 1, 2022 – Kim introduced a resolution called the “Eyes on Every Ballot Resolution” to amend the state Republican party platform. The resolution calls for three additions to the “Advocate for Fair Election Process” section of the Republican Party of Minnesota’s “Statement of Principles.”
The first is a requirement that “party balanced election judges be present at the polls, in all early voting centers and on absentee ballot boards.” The second is a requirement that “party lists of election judges be exhausted by governing bodies and their election officials before appointing election judges or deputies from other sources.”
The third proposed change to the Minnesota GOP platform is a statement of opposition to “local governments accepting money from private sources to fund election operations.”
In her email to supporters, Crockett said that in 2020 current Secretary of State Steve Simon (D) allowed Mark Zuckerberg to dump $7 million worth of “get out the vote” efforts in mostly Democrat areas.
“People have been asking for a proposed state party platform resolution on election integrity,” she wrote. “Finding none, I have created one, expressly to get ‘Zuckerbucks’ out of elections and to call attention to the lack of party balance on ballot boards. We absolutely need to restore confidence in elections in Minnesota.”
Crockett’s resolution was considered during Tuesday night’s precinct caucuses, where party activists elect delegates and vote on proposed changes to the party platform.
The Eyes on Every Ballot cards pictured have been a hit at local events and are designed to encourage people to sign up as election judges and volunteer on absentee ballot boards. The QR code goes to: Republican Party of Minnesota Election Integrity Signup Form (google.com)
Full text of resolution here: Eyes on every ballot Resolution