Simon, Crockett advance following Secretary of State primary

Incumbent Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon will once again be on the ballot in November after being challenged by Steve Carlson.

With 100% of all precincts reporting, Simon, a DFL candidate, received 72.52% of the vote, or 285,397 ballots. Carlson received 108,123, or 27.48%.

On the republican side of the ballot, Kim Crockett received 190,156 votes, or 63.15%. Her challenger, Erik van Mechelen, received 110,943 votes, equaling 36.85%.