Johnson shares the view that Kiffmeyer's challenge might have invalidated a large number of voter forms. And he's left wondering what her motivation might have been. Was it a ploy to suppress votes? "I don't want to say that. I think she wants to conduct fair elections," Johnson says. "It's a question of competency--there are those questions."
Kiffmeyer has repeatedly said that her goal is a clean election with high voter turnout. But some of her actions could be interpreted otherwise. News stories in recent weeks have begun to suggest a broader Republican strategy to limit Election Day turnout through registration challenges and state bureaucracies. Could Kiffmeyer be part of this?