Colorado SOS asks media to refrain from posting results, making projections on election night before issuing apology

The Denver Gazette: Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold asked national media Thursday not to report results or make projections on election night — an unprecedented request — while Gov. Jared Polis told The Gazette he “strongly” disagreed with the notion.

Several hours later, Griswold walked back her initial thread, stating that a previous tweet had been “misinterpreted” and that she subsequently edited a tweet. Shortly before midnight, she issued an emailed apology for the statement.

While her initial thread requested that media not make projections or announce results on election night, her edited tweet, posted several hours later, only called on the media to refrain from declaring a presidential winner or loser “until the millions of outstanding mail ballots are counted.”

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