Today, Daily Kos congratulated newly elected Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. Daily Kos was pleased to endorse her and other Democrats for key posts in August, and the Daily Kos community contributed over $360,000 to Democrats in those races. Hobbs joins Jena Griswold in Colorado and Jocelyn Benson in Michigan in flipping previously GOP-held offices.
“Hobbs, along with Griswold and Benson, will improve voting in myriad ways, from fighting to stem the tide of dark money, implementing automatic voter registration, improving election security, and increasing turnout among voters of color and other communities often underrepresented at the ballot box,” said Daily Kos political director David Nir. “This is why Daily Kos was pleased to support these Democrats in their bids to expand the voting rights of millions of Americans.
“Republican secretaries of state have been working to undermine ballot box access and election fairness for years, and under Donald Trump, these assaults are now coming from the very top levels of U.S. government. The election of the Democrats as secretaries of state will prove vital to protecting our democracy.”
Daily Kos has led the way in supporting Democrats across the country this cycle, raising over $8.7 million for candidates in small grassroots donations in 2017-2018. We will continue this crucial work into the 2020 cycle.