Democrats advance election security bill, drop language targeting ‘misinformation’

Colorado Newsline: A controversial provision in a Colorado election security bill that would have prohibited election officials from spreading misinformation was stripped from the legislation during a Senate floor debate Thursday.

“I am sad, to be totally honest, that we can’t all agree that an election official shouldn’t lie to their constituents,” said Senate Bill 22-153 sponsor and Senate President Stephen Fenberg, a Democrat from Boulder.

“With that said, because I want to focus on the pieces of the bill that are important and are not just about value statements … I am more than willing to remove this section to make sure we can focus on what is important here,” he said.

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