Governor Tim Walz and Secretary of State Steve Simon are welcoming policymakers and national experts to a two-day election security workshop at the State Capitol starting today. Simon says we know there are bad actors who want to interfere with our elections and “when I hear that coming out of our intelligence agencies, I know that we can’t let our guard down and we won’t. So I think on the infrastructure side, meaning the system, the polling places, etcetera, we’ve really got to be on our guard and top of our game and we are.” In addition, Secretary Simon says voters need to be aware of misinformation and fake news that foreign entities put into social media to try and sway opinions. And Simon says that intelligence officials are warning that we can expect attempts to interfere with our upcoming elections–perhaps even more than what we saw during the 2016 election. The workshop will focus on a variety of topics including information technology, infrastructure protection and incident response. Here’s more with Secretary Simon.