Colorado’s top elections official seeks security protection

Posted on AllSides December 9th, 2021
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RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, File

Colorado’s Democratic secretary of state is asking lawmakers for $200,000 annually for guards and other security-related measures after receiving escalating threats over her advocacy of elections security.

Jena Griswold has consistently debunked claims, both locally and on national media, that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. She’s also sued a Republican county clerk in western Colorado who is under federal investigation for allegedly breaching security protocols involving voting machines and has become a leading elections conspiracy figure popular with the right.

With the online threats escalating, Griswold’s office is seeking $200,000 annually...

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