Harper responds to election vulnerabilities exposed by national hackathon

Harper responds to election vulnerabilities exposed by national hackathon

Indiana Democratic Secretary of State Nominee Jim Harper released a statement criticizing the National Association of the Secretaries of State (NASS) and their attempt to downplay election infrastructure vulnerabilities exposed by the Vote Hacking Village at DEF CON. “The Voting Village has confirmed what experts have long known: our election infrastructure suffers from critical vulnerabilities. As President of NASS, Secretary Lawson has repeatedly downplayed the threats…

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Latest election report is damning, but comes with a silver-lining

Latest election report is damning, but comes with a silver-lining

Indiana’s Secretary of State has no more solemn responsibility that ensuring that every eligible Hoosier is able to cast a ballot. As I have traveled across the state in pursuit of that office, I have heard from countless Hoosiers who are frustrated that our election system is fundamentally unfair. A recent report from the non-partisan U.S. Commission on Civil Rights confirms what I have been…

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New Lake County plan imposes yet another barrier to ballot box

New Lake County plan imposes yet another barrier to ballot box

Following a Lake County delivery from the Secretary of State of the state’s latest precinct-level local government mandate, Democratic Secretary of State Candidate Jim Harper and Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody released the following statements: “This process was broken at every turn. First, the legislature singled out Lake County to mandate new precinct maps, then they gave an Indianapolis politician the power to resolve…

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Harper kicks off statewide Election Security Press Tour

Harper kicks off statewide Election Security Press Tour

Indiana Secretary of State Candidate Jim Harper kicked off a press tour aimed at raising awareness and addressing Hoosiers concerns over the state’s current election security vulnerabilities. Harper plans to bring further attention to current system oversights and specifically promote his proposal to establish a verified paper-trail for each vote cast, a uniform auditing system, and bring attention to the current administration’s all-to-late funding request…

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Supreme Court opinion was a missed opportunity

Supreme Court opinion was a missed opportunity

INDIANAPOLIS– Democratic Secretary of State Candidate Jim Harper released the statement below following the United States Supreme Court decision to return the gerrymandering case back to the district courts: “The biggest threat to fair elections in Indiana is extreme partisan gerrymandering. “Today’s Supreme Court opinion was a missed opportunity, but the issue is far from settled. The Court’s decision shows why it is critical to…

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Democratic State Party nominates Jim Harper for Indiana Secretary of State

Democratic State Party nominates Jim Harper for Indiana Secretary of State

On Saturday a unified delegation of state Democrats nominated Jim Harper to become Indiana’s next Secretary of State. The group endorsed the Valparaiso attorney unanimously and with an enthusiastic vote by acclamation. “It is with a deep sense of gratitude that I accept the full endorsement of democrats across the state,” said Harper. “I’m looking forward to working with democratic candidates up and down the…

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Federal judge’s ruling is a victory for all Hoosier voters

Federal judge’s ruling is a victory for all Hoosier voters

Democratic Secretary of State Candidate Jim Harper released the following statement after an injunction was granted by the Southern District of the U.S. District Court to block the Indiana Secretary of State’s controversial policy to kick Hoosier voters off the voter rolls: “The federal judge’s ruling is a victory for all Hoosier voters. This is yet another voter suppression tactic by Hoosier Republicans that has…

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Become a Harper for Indiana Intern!

Become a Harper for Indiana Intern!

Care about elections? Join the Jim Harper for Secretary of State Campaign for a summer or fall internship. Learn the ins and outs of running a statewide campaign and help get Jim elected. Send your resume and cover letter to Ali Brown, ali@harperforindiana.com, with subject line Internship.

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Let America Votes endorses Jim Harper

Let America Votes endorses Jim Harper

Kansas City, MO — Let America Vote today endorsed Jim Harper for Indiana Secretary of State. “Jim Harper is a devoted voting rights advocate running against one of the most active vote-suppressing politicians in the country,” said Jason Kander, President of Let America Vote. “Jim supports expanding voting hours and implementing policies that increase access to the polls like same-day voter registration. Let America Vote is proud to…

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It’s Official! Jim Files for Secretary of State

It’s Official! Jim Files for Secretary of State

On Tuesday, Jim Harper officially filed his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Indiana Secretary of State. At the press event, Harper and Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody conducted the official signing, sending Harper on his path toward the Indiana Secretary of State’s office. Harper outlined his vision for the role, particularly noting his commitment to ending widespread gerrymandering and voter suppression, being a…

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