“A serious lapse of judgment.” That’s what Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon is calling it after a staff member set up a link to the progressive site BoldProgressives.org–which has endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren–after the Secretary’s polling place became overloaded. Republican Senator Mary Kiffmeyer of Big Lake says the whole situation is disappointing.

Simon says a staff person diverged from his office’s emergency plan in setting up the link, which Simon says was active for about 17 minutes.