Secretary of State Jena Griswold wants to take control of the Bipartisan Electoral Action Committee by granting herself sole power to call a meeting and removing the group’s rule of meeting at least three times a year.
Here is the new rule you have proposed:
It seems that @JenaGriswold he never misses an opportunity to undermine confidence in our elections and increase partisanship.
– The Republican Party of Colorado (@cologop) July 12, 2021
The Colorado Republican Party has problem taken with the rule change that grants Griswold the exclusive power to summon the commission.
“At a time when we need to increase transparency and confidence in our elections, Jena Griswold is changing the rules to limit participation by both parties,” said GOP Chair Kristi Burton Brown.
“All Coloradans, regardless of political party, must have faith in our electoral system. By limiting bipartisan feedback on our elections, Jena Griswold has undermined that trust and helped increase partisanship in Colorado, ”Brown said.
The bipartisan leaders commission was created in 2016 to jointly recommend best practices to the state’s highest election official and propose legislation to ensure the integrity of elections.
Griswold is making it clear that he believes state elections are already the gold standard on the planet and cannot be improved by mere mortals or Republicans.
She doesn’t need any sitting bipartisan committee telling her what to do.