Colorado’s top election official said Thursday that she is investigating a “potential breach” in voting security by a local Republican County clerk.
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold said that in late January her office learned of a social media post, “attributed to Douglas County Clerk and Recorder Merlin Klotz,” in which the official appears to boast that he made a copy of the hard drives used by local election systems.
“To ensure the security of Douglas County’s voting equipment, I am issuing an Election Order requiring the Douglas Clerk to disclose information regarding the imaging of the election equipment server,” Griswold said in a statement.
Griswold, a Democrat, told Insider last year that she has received several threats from supporters of former President Donald Trump.
The order from Griswold’s office asks Klotz to hand over all video surveillance of the potentially affected election equipment, as well as provide a timeline for when it was accessed and by whom.
In particular, the order asks Klotz to say whether he has been coordinating with My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell, who is a friend of former President Donald Trump
In the social media post, which was shared on the Telegram platform, the account attributed to Klotz said he had been in touch with “the Lindell legal team.”
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