Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold on Monday stated she would think about referring President Donald Trump for prosecution in circumstances the place double-voting is suspected within the state.
Within the newest salvo in opposition to Trump and his name for voters to check the integrity of election techniques by casting each mail-in and in-person ballots, Griswold tweeted that her workplace is critical about combating voter fraud.
In Colorado, we take double voting critically and refer all suspected circumstances for authorized enforcement. If it is sensible, I’ll embody @realDonaldTrump within the referral for prosecution. He might not have presidential immunity anymore relying on the election.
— Jena Griswold (@JenaGriswold) September 7, 2020
Griswold, who couldn’t be instantly reached Monday morning to elaborate on the remark, has criticized Trump for brazenly difficult the electoral course of. Final month she stated Trump’s name to have regulation enforcement at polling places was akin to voter suppression and wouldn’t enable it. Earlier than that, Griswold stated the identical of Trump’s withholding of funding for the U.S. Postal Service, which theoretically may sluggish the processing of mailed-in ballots. Colorado’s is among the smoothest working mail-in election techniques within the nation.
When Trump recommended double voting, Griswold fired again in a tweet: “2020 has been unprecedented in so some ways, however I by no means imagined that as secretary of state I must inform each the president & the U.S. legal professional basic that it’s unlawful to vote twice.”
The U.S. Structure says a sitting president could be faraway from workplace for “excessive crimes and misdemeanors” by Congress through the impeachment course of. The doc, nonetheless, is silent on whether or not the president can face legal fees in courtroom, and the U.S. Supreme Court docket hasn’t straight addressed the problem.
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