Johnson’s call for ‘fair elections’ wins her Secretary of State office
Republican Monae Johnson’s campaign for more transparent elections and requiring voter ID has won her the office of South Dakota’s Secretary of State.
Johnson handily defeated Democrat Tom Cool, who leaned in to concerns about her being an “election denier” during campaign appearances.
The office of the Secretary of State is responsible for South Dakota’s public documents and oversees state elections.
“We ran a fantastic campaign and we have great supporters,” Johnson said.
Johnson beat Cool with 65% of the vote.
Democrat Cool said the defeat makes him worried for his fellow South Dakotans.
“It’s sad,” Cool said. “South Dakotans don’t know what they’re voting for.”
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