There has been much conversation around President Trump’s request for voter data (all of which is publicly available) and many pieces of false information debunked. That’s why it’s puzzling that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michael Johnston would rely on an already-debunked rumor in a recent sponsored post. See a screenshot of the post.

While President Trump requested the last four digits of social security numbers, Secretary of State Wayne Williams refused to hand over the information. Instead, he gave the President’s group the publicly-available data, such as names, party affiliation, address, and birth year.

While Johnston has an uphill fight against the vast wall of money coming from Jared Polis, it’s disappointing to see Johnston using blatantly false information to gin up support for his campaign. Johnston should pull his silly petition.