Judicial Watch sues Colorado secretary of state over records request

The Complete Colorado: Secretary of State Jena Griswold is facing her first lawsuit since being sworn into office just five months ago.

Judicial Watch, a conservative Washington D.C.-based organization is suing Griswold for communication records she refused to turn over through a Colorado Open Records Act Request.

Griswold could not immediately be reached for comment.

According to its website, Judicial Watch “promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law” through litigation, investigations and public outreach.

The records are related to a bill passed by the Colorado General Assembly that pledges Colorado as part of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would award Colorado’s presidential electors to the winner of the national popular vote, regardless of whether that candidate won Colorado.

The compact will only become effective if enough states sign on to total 270 votes, which is the number of electoral votes needed to elect a president. There is an ongoing petition effort to put a repeal referendum of the legislation on the ballot for the 2020 election.

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