As secretary of state, Tarleton will protect elections

Kim Wyman, as Secretary of State, has a right-wing record on voting that does not match the progressive policies of Gael Tarleton. In our state, Wyman has resisted policies to expand voting access through the Washington Voting Rights Act, same-day voter registration, and pre-registration for younger voters. While at the federal level she advocated against legislation that would have increased funding and expanded voting access.

Wyman, in her role with the Republican secretaries of state, has helped elect Republicans that pursued aggressive policies that actively suppress voters. In Georgia, she contributed to the election of Raffensperger who has purged hundreds of thousands of voters from the voter rolls and supports Voter ID laws that disproportionately prevent people of color from voting. In Iowa she supported Secretary of State Pate, in the state that has severe restrictive rules governing voting.

Washington state should be a national leader in voter rights and security, with a leader who pushes the country to pass better laws that protect our election and ensure ballot access to all citizens. Kim Wyman is not this leader; and that is why I will be casting my vote for Gael Tarleton.

Representative GaelTarleton has a background in national security and has the skills to protect Washington’s elections from foreign and domestic threats. And importantly Tarleton will work hard to ensure all American’s have access to the ballot. Gael Tarleton is the clear choice in this race.

Democracy will prevail if we all can vote!

Karen Guzak


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