Tish Beauford takes a look at voting rights in Colorado in the light of the recent release of voter registration data by current Secretary of State, Republican Wayne Williams, to a commission appointed by President Donald Trump. Trump has repeatedly claimed that millions of illegal voters cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton in 2016. There has been no evidence to prove his allegations. As a result of the voting commission request for voter information, thousands of Coloradans unregistered to vote.
Jena Griswold is a lawyer and small business owner, who is running for Secretary of State to “ensure that every Coloradan can exercise his or her constitutional right to vote, to increase campaign finance transparency, and to make government easier for Coloradans.” She has been heavily critical of Williams’ decision to share the voter information. Other Secretaries of State, including Republicans, have refused to share their voter registration data.