Jena Griswold again undermines trust in Colorado elections 

For Immediate Release
April 18, 2022

DENVER, CO – Echoing similar claims from President Joe Biden last January, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold is still questioning the integrity of Colorado’s elections.

In a tweet last week Griswold suggested she needed to be reelected this year to “save democracy”:

Griswold made a similar claim to the Washington Post earlier this year, telling the paper Secretary of State races would determine “the future of democracy in this country.”

The Washington Post directly refuted Griswold, calling both Biden’s and Griswold’s hyperbole “poison”:

The idea that elections might be unreliable unless Democrats get their way — or unless Democrats get elected secretary of state — is a strain of the same poison being peddled by people who say Biden didn’t win.

The Democratic Association of Secretaries of State which Griswold chairs is also campaigning on the idea that future elections could be unreliable unless Democrats win those offices in the upcoming midterms.

If you are covering Griswold’s tweet, please consider the following quote from Compass Colorado.

Jena Griswold is poisoning trust in Colorado elections,” said Compass Colorado Executive Director Kyle Kohli.

Framing her own political ambitions as a referendum on democracy undermines confidence in our election system. Coloradans deserve better.