Harper responds to Republican endorsement of Bosma intimidation tactics

Harper responds to Republican endorsement of Bosma intimidation tactics

Indiana Democratic Secretary of State Candidate Jim Harper released the following comments in response to the Republican statement of support for Speaker Brian Bosma’s attempt to silence and intimidate a former intern: “Speaker Bosma’s attempt to track down a former intern and then threaten to drag her reputation through the mud is unfitting behavior for the top legislative leader in our state let alone any…

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Lawson dodges hometown debate

Lawson dodges hometown debate

Democratic Secretary of State Candidate Jim Harper participated in a candidate forum held in Danville on Tuesday night. The evening was comprised of candidates across the ticket and from multiple political parties. Shockingly missing from the line-up was incumbent Republican Secretary of State Connie Lawson, who has yet to appear in a forum despite a host of invitations. “I enjoyed participating in the forum at…

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Harper calls for moratorium on auto-dealer contributions

Harper calls for moratorium on auto-dealer contributions

Democratic Secretary of State Candidate Jim Harper announced early Thursday his commitment to abstain from accepting contributions from industry donors within the major divisions regulated by the Secretary of State’s office. Harper noted that this would be a fresh start for the office as the incumbent Secretary of State has taken over a quarter-million dollars from auto-dealers despite serving as the major state licensing official…

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Harper, Rutherford commit to debate, invite Lawson to participate

Harper, Rutherford commit to debate, invite Lawson to participate

Democratic Secretary of State Candidate Jim Harper and Libertarian Secretary of State Candidate Mark Rutherford issued a joint invitation to Secretary of State Connie Lawson on Tuesday. In a short, bipartisan video, the pair announced their commitment to transparently discuss the issues of the office. “We believe that voters deserve the opportunity to hear from each candidate on the ballot this November,” said Harper, calling…

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Taxpayer funds should go towards security measures, not PR stunt

Taxpayer funds should go towards security measures, not PR stunt

In response to the eleventh hour candidate seminar conducted by the Secretary of State, Democratic Secretary of State Candidate Jim Harper released the following statements: “With less than 50 days left to a General Election, Secretary Lawson has initiated a taxpayer-funded PR tour to talk about, without any major updates, election security. “Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican or Libertarian– I think we can agree that…

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Harper issues Secretary of State candidate debate challenge

Harper issues Secretary of State candidate debate challenge

Democratic Secretary of State Candidate Jim Harper’s campaign delivered a letter to Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s campaign office, contending that Hoosiers deserve to hear from the candidates in a public forum. In the letter, Harper calls for multiple opportunities to debate publicly and reiterated his call for transparency in election security saying, “At a time when the security and fairness of our elections is…

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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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