Representative Rick Edmonds endorsed Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin for the December 8 runoff election: "Let me take this opportunity to thank the thousands of voters who supported our campaign from around our state. I would also like to thank all of my family, friends and colleagues for their support, prayers, and encouragement.
As we have said for more than four months, the Secretary of State position is of vital importance. Now more than ever, you can see the chaos and confusion that occurs when election security is threatened. We are seeing challenges in Florida, California, and several other states that, if not checked, will place the democratic process in severe jeopardy. This is unacceptable. We cannot allow this here in Louisiana.
This past election has been hard-fought and challenging. But, make no mistake about it – it is time to move on.
As Republicans, we have the opportunity to move forward together. I have personally spoken with Kyle Ardoin. He has assured me that he has every intention of providing first-rate protection over our election process, fighting against voter fraud, and keeping voter security as a top-priority.
It is time for the Republican Party to unite behind the principles that continue to serve not only our party, but also the needs and desires of the voters of Louisiana well. For this reason, I am supporting Kyle Ardoin to become our next Secretary of State, and I ask for you to join me."