Colorado Election Security Bill Has Soros Support

Colorado is considering a bill that has been presented as an election security measure that may actually be intended to reduce electoral integrity. The bill is being publicly supported by Secretary of State Jena Griswold, who is supported by funding from organizations associated with George Soros.

The bill, titled the “Colorado Election Security Act,” has bipartisan sponsorship and has already passed the Colorado Senate by a 21-13 vote. It is now pending in the state House.

The proposed law requires 24-hour monitoring of electronic voting equipment. It also requires all election officials to undergo a “certification curriculum” that includes courses in election security and “combating misinformation and disinformation” about the state’s election system.

The proposed law also prevents local governments or officials from copying or disclosing the contents of a voting machine’s stored memory or hard drive without “express written permission” from the Colorado Department of State. The secretary of state is also allowed to call for manual vote counting in the event of perceived equipment malfunctions.

Griswold’s office has described the proposed law as the “cornerstone” of her election security priorities. She has received campaign donations directly from Jennifer Allan Soros, the wife of one of George Soros’s sons. Griswold also serves as the chair of the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State. That organization has received at least $1 million from Democracy PAC, which in turn has received $125 million from George Soros to further his radical political agenda.

Republican state Sen. Paul Lundeen has described the bill as “egregious.” He claims that the law directly infringes on First Amendment rights and reduces public confidence in the state’s elections. Lundeen said the new law will consolidate “way too much power” in the hands of the secretary of state and said that Griswold is “highly partisan.”

Public Interest Legal Foundation spokesperson Lauren Bowman told The Federalist that her organization supports the rules in the bill requiring electronic tabulation of votes. However, she warned of problems surrounding the “misinformation” restrictions.

Bowman said that since Colorado is almost exclusively vote-by-mail, electronic counting is superior to having humans doing manual counting of paper ballots. The misinformation training becomes the problem in the bill since the government will have the exclusive power to determine what qualifies as “misinformation.”