Colorado Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold claimed Americans would lose the right to vote within months if Republicans win the November midterms.
Griswold shared the remarks during an interview with the Guardian.
Colorado secretary of state claims Americans could ‘lose right to vote within months’ if GOP wins election https://t.co/99Ct06KM3a
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An extreme position
“We must reject that it is partisan to protect the right to vote. It’s not. It’s the most American and democratic thing you can do,” Griswold said.
“The fight to try to take Americans’ freedoms, it won’t be over after the election – it won’t,” she warned, saying that the “country could lose the right to vote in less than three months.”
Colorado SoS Jena Griswold (D) told The Guardian a very stark warning about the state of voting rights in the USA: “The country could lose the right to vote in less than three months.” https://t.co/eJ4T6I9lBk
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The real story
The claim that GOP lawmakers would take away the right to vote focuses on controversies over the 2020 election as well as voter integrity laws that have been approved in GOP-led states.
The laws, however, address photo ID and other voting security measures and instead seek to protect the integrity of future elections.
Colorado Secretary of State says “extreme” GOP might strip Americans’ voting rights
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, who is seeking re-election, warned in an interview with the Guardian published Sunday that Americans need to pay close attenti… https://t.co/CQXgVdMly5
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The comments also come as more than half of the nation’s states include elections for secretary of state.
“There are 27 secretaries of state contests on U.S. ballots this year — for 13 offices held by Democrats, 13 held by Republicans and one — in North Dakota — held by an independent,” Axios reported.
The interview won’t likely help generate unity, as the controversial comments will add to the tensions ahead of the November midterms.