According to a report by Inquisitr on Friday, December 22, 2023, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold has reported receiving an onslaught of death threats and violent messages from supporters of former President Donald Trump.
The threats began pouring in after the state of Colorado challenged Trump’s eligibility to appear on the 2024 presidential ballot.
Griswold, who has served as Colorado’s Democratic secretary of state since 2019, expressed her concerns about the escalating violence and threats in an interview with HuffPost.
“I’ve been concerned about violence and threats of violence since Donald Trump incited the insurrection,” she said..
The threats against Griswold intensified following a decision by the Colorado Supreme Court to remove Trump from the state’s 2024 ballot.
The court cited the 14th Amendment’s prohibition on insurrectionists as the basis for their decision, a move that Trump has vowed to appeal.
Despite Griswold’s lack of direct involvement in the case concerning Trump’s eligibility to run for president, she has been the target of an alarming surge of threats.
The action to challenge Trump’s eligibility was actually initiated in September by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics organization in Washington and was submitted by six Republican and unaffiliated voters in Colorado.
“I did not file this case. I’m part of this case because I’m the secretary of state,” Griswold clarified.
questions about the impact of divisive rhetoric and the role of social media in amplifying such threats.
As the nation grapples with these issues, the safety and well-being of public officials like Griswold hang in the balance.
It is a reminder of the real-world consequences of political disputes and the urgent need for a more civil and respectful discourse in our society.