JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT ON SECRETARY OF STATE RACE AND WRITE-IN CANDIDATE BRAD KLIPPERT
OLYMPIA, WA: Washington State’s top Democrats, Governor Jay Inslee and WA State Democrats Chair Podlodowski, are issuing a joint video statement on the Secretary of State’s race.
In the video supporting Democratic Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, Governor Inslee and Chair Podlodowski share their serious concerns about the candidacy of Republican write-in candidate Brad Klippert.
“The only Republican in this race, Brad Klippert, is one of the worst peddlers of this election disinformation in Washington State. So whatever you do, do not write-in Brad Klippert for Secretary of State,” says Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.
“If, God forbid, Brad Klippert wins, not only will he undo the great work that Steve Hobbs is doing to combat disinformation, Brad Klippert will use the office to promote conspiracy theories and disenfranchise diverse voters,” says Washington State Democrats Chair Tina Podlodowski.
FULL VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:
CHAIR PODLODOWSKI: Good morning. Governor Inslee and I are here today to talk about the importance of defeating write-in candidate Brad Klippert for Secretary of State and electing our good friend and fellow Democrat Steve Hobbs. We are urging all Washingtonians to support Steve this November because we must do everything we can to keep MAGA Republican write-in candidate and election denier Brad Klippert from threatening the integrity and security of Washington’s voting process.
GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE: You know, Steve Hobbs has proven himself to be a terrific Secretary of State, and as a couple of the state’s top Democrats we’re proud to support him. As your Secretary of State, Steve has established an information and response team that is fighting back against MAGA Republican misinformation and disinformation campaigns that really seeks to suppress voter turnout. Now, another candidate for Secretary of State MAGA Republican Brad Klippert, Brad Klippert is one of the worst peddlers of this election disinformation in Washington State. So whatever you do, do not write-in Brad Klippert for Secretary of State.
CHAIR PODLODOWSKI: That’s right. Brad Klippert has peddled conspiracy theories about how Trump won the 2020 election. And Brad Klippert wants to completely abolish Washington State’s convenient and secure mail and voting system, the system that’s become a model for the nation. If, God forbid, Brad Klippert wins, not only will he undo the great work that Steve Hobbs is doing to combat disinformation, Brad Klippert will use the office to promote conspiracy theories and disenfranchise diverse voters. That’s what’s on the ballot in this election.
GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE: So look, we want to be very clear. The only Republican in the race, write-in candidate Brad Klippert, has put democracy on the line. So we’ve gotta send a message to the rest of the country that Washington voters will not let anyone interfere with our state’s successful, secure and sacred voting processes. That’s why we’re urging everyone to vote for Steve Hobbs. We must do everything we can to defeat Republican Brad Klippert in his wacky conspiracy theories, and they are wacky, with no support or evidence whatsoever. So we want to repeat whatever you do, do not write-in Brad Klippert. And get your ballots in by Tuesday, November 8th. Go Democrats. Go Hawks. Go Democracy in our state.