U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, who chairs the Colorado Republican Social gathering, has requested the Justice Division and Federal Election Fee to research postcards despatched by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Workplace, the newest escalation in a dispute that started with a debunked and retracted tv information story.
“The American folks should know that the 2020 election might be performed in a good and clear method,” Buck wrote to the federal officers Wednesday. “As such, I urge the DOJ and FEC to open an investigation into the Colorado Secretary of State’s efforts to register people who’re ineligible to vote.”
At problem are postcards despatched by the Secretary of State’s Workplace — the state company answerable for Colorado’s elections — with directions on the best way to register to vote. A few of the postcards have been despatched to people who find themselves ineligible to vote, together with deceased Coloradans. A CBS4 Denver story final weekend incorrectly prompt the identical mailing listing is used for ballots, resulting in a conservative outcry.
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Buck and Griswold have been engaged in a public confrontation within the days since.
“It’s a disgrace that Congressman Buck and the Colorado GOP are complicit within the president’s efforts to unfold misinformation and discredit Colorado’s election mannequin, which is acknowledged because the gold commonplace throughout the nation and has resulted in electoral victories for their very own celebration,” Griswold stated in an announcement.
“This partisan, politically motivated assault from the Colorado GOP is an try to undermine confidence in our elections by worry mongering and spreading debunked election misinformation,” the Democratic secretary of state added.