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U.S. Army Veteran Yinka Faleti Calls for All Ballots Postmarked by Election Day to be Counted in November General Election

"On Monday, August 17, at a press conference in front of the Kirkpatrick Building in Jefferson City, Yinka Faleti, Democratic nominee for Missouri Secretary of State, demanded that Secretary Ashcroft and Governor Parson immediately call a special legislative session in to change statute to allow all ballots postmarked by election day to be counted, saying the following:"

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Center for American Progress Report Details Jay Ashcroft’s “Hindering of Fair, Accessible Elections"

"On August 6, 2020, the Center for American Progress (CAP) Action Fund released a report titled, “Secretaries of State Play a Crucial Role in Protecting African Americans’ Voting Rights.” The 22-page report distinguished secretaries that actively help protect voter rights from those that work to limit access to the polls. According to the report, Jay Ashcroft is an example of a secretary of state who is actively ""hindering fair, accessible elections in Missouri."""

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Missouri Democrats Nominate Yinka Faleti for Missouri Secretary of State

"On August 4, 2020, Missouri voters cast their ballot in the state's primary election. Those who voted in the Democratic primary nominated Yinka Faleti for Missouri Secretary of State."

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Army Veteran Yinka Faleti Endorsed by End Citizens United and Let America Vote

"End Citizens United (ECU) and Let America Vote (LAV) announced today that its state-level project, Fight for Reform, is endorsing Yinka Faleti for Missouri Secretary of State. This endorsement is a recognition of Faleti’s leadership in the struggle to fix our broken political system."

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Army Veteran Yinka Faleti Raises Over $150,000, Outraising Jay Ashcroft by Over 7:1 in Q2 for Secretary of State Bid

"This afternoon, Yinka Faleti, Democratic nominee for Missouri Secretary of State, announced that his campaign raised over $150,000 between April 1 and June 30 from more than 1,100 individual contributors. Republican Jay Ashcroft’s campaign for re-election raised $20,065 in the second quarter - giving Faleti’s campaign an over 7:1 fundraising advantage."

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Yinka Faleti Delivers Remarks for Missouri Democratic Convention

"On Friday, June 12th, Yinka Faleti, Democratic Nominee for Missouri Secretary of State, along with other prominent Democratic leaders, delivered remarks to the Missouri Democratic Party Convention. Over 600 Missourians were tuned in to listen to Yinka’s vision for a better future for our state."

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Yinka Faleti Statement on Delayed and Disorganized Primary Election in Georgia

"Today, the state of Georgia held its primary elections. There have been continued reports of confusion, disorganization, and unbearably long lines throughout the day. Kristen Clarke, president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, is laying the blame with Georgia's Repulican secretary of state, saying, “They could have anticipated every problem we are seeing across the state today.”"

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Yinka Faleti Statement on the Murder of George Floyd and Civil Response

"In response to the murder of George Floyd and the protests that have followed, Yinka Faleti, Democratic Nominee for Missouri Secretary of State and former Executive Director of Forward Through Ferguson, issues this statement:"

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Yinka Faleti Statement on Missouri GOP Failure to Protect the Health of Missouri Voters

"On May 11, Senate Bill 552 passed out of the House Committee on Rules by a vote of six to three, along party lines. The legislation prevents Missouri voters from using the coronavirus as a reason to receive an absentee ballot unless Missouri is under a state of emergency declaration and only in the year 2020. The bill also repeals the provision which allows individuals who do not possess a state-issued photo ID to swear to their identity under penalty of perjury. As a result, Missourians without a state photo ID may lose the ability to vote."

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Don't Sleep Through the Race For Justice- Join it

In 1991, I was the Brevard County, FL, champion for ninth-grade boys in the one-mile race. If memory serves, my time was in the low five minutes. I was light and fast then, and my knees were still young. Today, I am less light, less fast, and my knees are less young. Still, I love to run

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Army Veteran Yinka Faleti is Democratic Nominee for Missouri Secretary of State

(St. Louis, MO)...On March 31st, Yinka Faleti became the Democratic nominee for Missouri Secretary of State. Faleti is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, a U.S. Army veteran, a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and a former state prosecutor and nonprofit executive. He lives in St. Louis with his wife, Ronke, and their four children.

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Yinka Faleti Statement on Secretary Ashcroft's Failure to Protect Missouri Voters

"Along with so many other Missourians, I am completely underwhelmed by Jay Ashcroft's appearance in the governor's COVID-19 update today.

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Statement on Missouri Governor’s Executive Order Delaying Municipal Elections

On March 18, the Governor and Secretary of State of Missouri announced they will postpone the April 7 elections to June 2. Democratic Candidate for Missouri Secretary of State Yinka Faleti made the following statement:

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Faleti For Missouri Campaign Hires Forrest Richardson as Campaign Manager

(ST. LOUIS)...On March 18, the Faleti For Missouri Campaign announced the hire of Forrest Richardon as Campaign Manager. Forrest is a Missouri native.

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Yinka Faleti Calls on State of Missouri to Decrease COVID-19 Risks by Offering Emergency Vote-By-Mail

(St. Louis, MO)...On March 12, 2020, Yinka Faleti, Democratic Candidate for Missouri Secretary of State, called on the State of Missouri to offer an option for voters to mail in or drop off a hand-marked paper ballot for all elections if the governor declares a state of emergency due to COVID-19 or any other outbreak of infectious disease or natural disaster.

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Statement on Failure of Missouri Secretary of State to Report Precinct-Level Primary Election Data

“The Missouri Secretary of State has an extraordinarily important responsibility - to ensure and protect the right to vote. Jay Ashcroft has again shown today that he is not interested in that responsibility,” said Conner Kerrigan, a spokesman for the Faleti for Missouri campaign.

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Army Veteran Yinka Faleti Files Candidacy for Secretary of State

(Jefferson City)...On February 25th, Yinka Faleti filed his candidacy for Missouri Secretary of State as a Democrat. Yinka served in the United States Army, deploying to Kuwait after September 11 in response to the attack on our country. He served on active duty for over six years before transitioning to civilian life and studying at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.

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Faleti For Missouri Campaign Hires Conner Kerrigan as Communications and Operations Manager

(ST. LOUIS)...On February 10, the Faleti for Missouri Campaign announced they have hired Conner Kerrigan as their Communications and Operations Manager. He most recently served as Communications Director for Empower Missouri, a statewide advocacy non-profit.

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Yinka in The Missouri Times

Yinka Faleti still remembers his first trial as a prosecutor, helping an 11-year-old boy open up and get justice after his teacher had been showing him pornography in the classroom. That was a driving force, Faleti said, for his service-minded career.

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Yinka in St. Louis Today

A political newcomer from St. Louis wants to challenge Republican Jay Ashcroft for the Missouri secretary of state’s post.

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Yinka in The Kansas City Star

Democrat Yinka Faleti, a former nonprofit executive, prosecutor and Army officer who has never before sought public office, has joined the race to take on Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft in 2020.

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Yinka in The Business Journals

Yinka Faleti, a former prosecutor, nonprofit executive and leader of Forward Through Ferguson, is eyeing a run for Missouri secretary of state.

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Meet Yinka

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Yinka Faleti is a West Point graduate, a U.S. Army Veteran, and the Democratic Nominee for Missouri Secretary of State. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, he immigrated to the United States at the age of seven, arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport. Yinka's story is one that is inspiring and truly an American dream come true.

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