Colorado Secretary of State defends mail-in voting

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Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold makes a point during a news conference at a mobile voting location in the Swansea neighborhood, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — In an effort to combat misinformation, Colorado’s Secretary of State Jena Griswold hosted a virtual town hall Thursday to discuss the state’s mail-in voting and ballot tracking system.

Griswold, a Democrat, criticized misinformation about mail-in voting she largely attributed to President Donald Trump, who has baselessly questioned the security of all-mail balloting such as that used in Colorado.

Griswold encouraged mail-in voting due to the health risks of the coronavirus pandemic and noted that there are over 350 ballot drop boxes across the state. Colorado voters can also vote in-person at voting centers. The vast majority of voting in past elections has been by mail and by dropping off ballots at the drop boxes.

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