It turns out Secretary of State Jena Griswold was talking about herself when she warned about campaign disinformation in that TV ad she bought with a million bucks in taxpayer money.
Griswold warned Coloradans in the ad to beware of claims and enduring rumors by some on right that 2020 election results in some states were fraudulent. That’s disinformation and it kills democracy, Griswold warns.
Now The Guardian reports Griswold is running her own election disinformation scam claiming that all Americans will lose their right to vote in three months if
her opponent Republicans are elected.
“What we can expect from the extreme Republicans running across this country is to undermine free and fair elections for the American people, strip Americans of the right to vote, refuse to address security breaches and, unfortunately, be more beholden to Mar-a-Lago than the American people,” Griswold, 37, said in an interview with the Guardian.
She added: “For us, we are trying to save democracy.”
No, Griswold. According to your own standards, you are killing democracy by spreading wild and baseless rumors that Americans will be stripped of their right to vote.
Griswold’s delusional claims that Republicans have the will or even the capability to outright subvert future elections is a gross manipulation of reality and a dereliction of her own duties to protect the integrity of the ballot box.
As chairwoman of the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State, Griswold should be censured for such irresponsible comments and removed from her position.
Meanwhile, Republican Pam Anderson, Griswold’s opponent, is campaigning on a platform of getting politics out of the Secretary of State’s office which Griswold has inflicted upon the agency in a grand and dangerous scale.
Griswold’s actions are proof enough that Anderson is right.
The Colorado media, which has proven to be obsessed with outing and humiliating
Republican candidates who think there might have been some hanky panky in the 2020 election, should treat Griswold’s comment with the same scrutiny for accuracy and truth-telling.
Her contempt for the democratic process is shameful.
One @COSecofState staffer said: “if the Republicans are going to drift away from spreading dangerous, deranged and baseless conspiracy theories then it’s up to our dear leader @JenaGriswold to carry the torch.” #HeyNext #9News #copolitics https://t.co/y8OdEXLrsH
— Kyle Snark-Parody Account-Not Kyle Clark (@kyle_snark) August 28, 2022