Races around the country
Griswold said that, if “anti-democracy” candidates are elected, “you could imagine a secretary of state refusing to certify election results,” spreading lies to influence the agenda of state legislators, even posing an “insider threat” to election security. For the country to function, Griswold said, it is essential to have state elections chiefs who “believe in democracy and believe in facts.”
Three Trump endorsements
Karamo’s campaign and Hice’s campaign did not respond to requests for comment.
Secretary of state races usually get much less attention than other races on midterm ballots. But Griswold, the Colorado secretary, said the events surrounding the 2020 election have increased the profile of the office, not only among voters but donors. She said the Democratic secretary of state PAC she chairs is having its “best fundraising cycle ever.”