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WASHINGTON D.C. — After incumbent Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold won yesterday’s Democratic primary and Pam Anderson secured the GOP nomination, Kim Rogers, executive director of the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State (DASS), issued the following statement:
“Over the past three and a half years, Secretary Griswold has continued to move Colorado forward – ensuring free and fair elections for every voter. This includes increased drop box locations around the state, more in-person voting locations, and a legislative agenda that can be a model for protecting election officials from harassment and stopping insider threats.
“This November, the choice for voters couldn’t be clearer. Pam Anderson is no friend to American democracy. Throughout this primary, she has worked to cultivate support from extremists within her party and perpetuate the dangerous rhetoric of election deniers who seek to sow distrust in our elections system. Time and time again, Pam Anderson has fought against the common sense voting rights progress that Coloradans have come to enjoy, like expanded pathways to the ballot box. If elected, there is nothing about her track record that indicates she will stand up to the extremists who now dominate her party.
“Sec. Griswold’s ability to deftly navigate the cascading crises that dominated 2020 is a testament to her vision, tenacity, and competency. Her four years of service underscores the need to keep her in office, and we at DASS look forward to supporting Sec. Griswold’s candidacy to preserve free and fair elections.”