ICYMI-“Accident" leads to 30,000 Noncitizens Receiving Voter Registration Notices

Yet another Democrat secretary of state has “accidently” encouraged non-citizens to illegal register to vote. This time it is Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold:

Around 30,000 non-U.S. citizens living in Colorado were mistakenly sent postcards late last month encouraging them to register to vote. . . .

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.

A similar issue caused Pennsylvania Democrat Secretary of State Pedro Cortes to resign in 2017:

As secretary of state, Cortes served as the state’s top election official. His departure comes a week after State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, chairman of the House State Government Committee, and 15 of his colleagues sent Cortes a letter “to express our dire concerns” about the disclosure three weeks ago that legal resident noncitizens in Pennsylvania had been offered the chance to register to vote while applying for or renewing drivers’ licenses at PennDot service centers.

There are two categories of victims here. The first is the voters of Colorado whose votes would be cancelled out by illegal votes. The second is the noncitizens themselves. Just as in Pennsylvania in 2017, they could unwittingly be committing a crime when they register to vote at the “mistaken” instruction of secretaries of state. 

While Griswold has given no indication that she will resign, she is on the ballot this fall and voters will remember. Some will certainly agree with Jim Jordan’s take: