Ganahl raises concerns about election ‘integrity’ in letter to Colorado county clerks

By: - November 8, 2022 8:20 am

Heidi Ganahl, the Republican candidate for Colorado governor, sent a letter to county clerks in the state asking them, if they’re unable to process all ballots on election night, to report the total ballots they do process as well as the total ballots they received.

She also expressed support for clerks who perform a hand count of ballots, in addition to a machine count, to verify results from their machine tabulation systems.

She advises such measures as a way to ensure the integrity of the election, she said in the letter, dated Nov. 6.

“Many of our voters have questions about the integrity and transparency of our processes,” she wrote. “I know we all have an interest in providing answers to assure voters that their votes will count … In talking to voters throughout the state there are two themes that come up repeatedly — timeliness of results and accuracy of the voting systems.”

Later she added, “Nothing erodes confidence more than scores of unaccounted for ballots showing up in the days after the election.”

Ganahl, a University of Colorado regent, during an interview posted Saturday with election denier and podcaster Sherronna Bishop, announced that she and Bishop planned to send a letter to county clerks asking they not leave their offices until every ballot is counted. Election denial questions have marked Ganahl’s campaign from its very beginning.

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