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We need Wyman

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 24, 2016

We should be grateful that Washington’s elections are trustworthy, accurate and run by Secretary of State Kim Wyman. She’s a leader who has kept Washington’s edge in voter registration, turnout and ballot security. Washington is consistently ranked at or near the top of the nation in most metrics, and Secretary Wyman led us to these accomplishments.

Unfortunately, Secretary Wyman’s opponent has not shown such concern for our elections. Her call to unlawfully cancel an election after voting had already begun would have suppressed over 1.4 million votes. We cannot afford to hand this office off to a hyperpartisan and grossly unqualified politician.

Kim Wyman is the best person for this job. The vast majority of local election officials endorse her, including Democratic, Republican and nonpartisan election officials from every county. Wyman is the only candidate in the race who will run our elections in a non-partisan and trustworthy manner.

Election administrators should be committed to the impartial and nonpartisan administration of elections. We urge all voters to re-elect Secretary of State Kim Wyman, and keep Washington a national voting leader.

Sam Reed, Ralph Munro and Bruce Chapman, former secretaries of state

Olympia


 

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