Blue State Admits ‘Accident’ Over Voter Registration Right Before The Midterms

Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold’s office has announced that they committed an accident.

According to multiple reports, about 30,000 non-US citizens living in Colorado were “mistakenly sent postcards” in September 2022 with information on how to register to vote.

Griswold’s office admitted that the postcards were accidentally mailed on September 27, 2022, after department employees compared a list of names from 102,000 person database.

From Fox News:

Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold’s office said the postcards were mistakenly mailed on Sept. 27 after department employees compared a list of names of 102,000 people provided by the Electronic Registration Information Center to a database of Colorado residents issued driver’s licenses.

That Department of Revenue driver’s license list includes residents issued special licenses for people who are not U.S. citizens. But it didn’t include formatting information that normally would have allowed the Department of State to eliminate those names before the mailers went out, Griswold’s office said.

The Colorado postcards, in English and Spanish, specify that residents must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years old to register. They tell recipients how to register but are not a registration form.

Griswold’s office said it was unaware that any noncitizens who received the postcards in error had tried to register and that none will be allowed to register to vote even if they try.

Her office is now sending notices to the roughly 30,000 people who aren’t citizens but who mistakenly received the postcards. It is also applying several efforts to prevent or reject anyone not eligible to vote from registering, including comparing Social Security Numbers required for each application, on a daily basis. County clerks also will refer suspect cases to local district attorneys for review.

There is an open investigation exploring how the accident occurred.