(St. Paul, MN)  —  Minnesota Democrats are proposing new protections for those who manage state elections.  Secretary of State Steve Simon released a list of legislative priorities yesterday, including laws aimed at reducing threats and harassment against election workers.  Simon is proposing legislation that would make the intimidation and harassment of election officials a gross misdemeanor with fines and civil liability attached.  He cited a number of incidents where the safety of election workers has been threatened since the 2020 election.