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Congressman Tom Emmer Thanks Voters after Primary

Otsego, MN – Congressman Tom Emmer thanked voters after winning today’s Sixth Congressional District primary election.

“I am extremely honored to have received a vote of confidence from Republican primary voters today and am looking forward to talking to more voters about our shared Midwestern values through the general election on November 3.”


Emmer on the Electoral College

The electoral college is an essential element of our American republic. Our founders wisely laid out the framework for checks and balances within our electoral process in the Constitution. As Democrats in Washington and across the country continue to talk about abolishing the electoral college, mostly due to resentment over the election of President Donald Trump, I am more committed now than ever to continue defending the Electoral College.

First and foremost, the Tenth Amendment clearly grants individual states the right to determine how their electors are selected. Despite this, Democrats in Congress have attempted to institute federal election reforms which would rob all fifty states of these very rights. Their efforts are unconstitutional, and even if Democrats were to pass legislation through the House, it would not hold up when challenged in court.

Secondly, if Minnesota ever reformed the means by which we elect our presidential electors, I have long said I would be in favor of the congressional district allocation that Maine and Nebraska use. Instead of all ten electors being assigned to the winner of the popular vote, two electors would be allocated from the statewide presidential vote total and the other eight would be allocated by the plurality of votes in each congressional district.

The electoral college encourages national campaigning, coalition building, and election integrity, and as a member of Congress, I will always fight to uphold every part of the constitution.


#ThankACop: Officer Jason Falconer

Yesterday, my team and I launched our #ThankACop initiative to support and recognize law enforcement officers for the work they do to help our communities.

As part of this campaign, we will be highlighting individual officers each week and the important work they do to protect and serve Minnesotans. First up is Officer Jason Falconer, an American hero from my home district (MN-06).

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Congressman Tom Emmer Announces his #ThankACop Initiative

Otsego, MN – Today, Sixth District Congressman Tom Emmer is beginning his #ThankACop initiative. In the wake of increased scrutiny of law enforcement following the death of George Floyd, law enforcement officers in Minnesota are facing low morale and increased recruitment difficulties.

“The goal here is simple: while the public debates issues of police reform, we all need to take a step back and realize what our peace officers do for all of us and our communities every single day. While many are out on the streets putting their lives on the line for us, others are organizing prescription drug take back programs, doing community outreach, fighting sex trafficking rings, and generally making our streets safer for our kids to play on. Now more than ever, we need to reach out and simply show gratitude because without them, our communities would not be the places we call home,” Emmer said.

“Everyone knows a law enforcement officer, and they come from all different backgrounds and beliefs. We just want to encourage people to recognize law enforcement officers for all that they do.”

The #ThankACop campaign will highlight individual officers from Minnesota on a weekly basis as well as bring attention to the work that peace officers do to keep those they have sworn to protect and serve out of harm’s way.