Tag Archives | Lynn Bartels

Democrat Jena Griswold scolds Secretary of State Wayne Williams for bowing to voter data request

Democrat Jena Griswold is announcing she's running for Colorado secretary of state on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (Photo courtesy Jena Griswold campaign)

Democratic Secretary of State candidate Jena Griswold blasted Republican incumbent Wayne Williams on Friday for agreeing to go along with a White House election commission’s request for voter data even as privacy advocates challenged its legality and thousands of Colorado voters were canceling their registrations. But a spokeswoman for Williams said the secretary has simply […]

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

Legislative Black Caucus calls on state to reject Trump’s voter data request

black caucus

The Colorado legislature’s Democratic Black Caucus formally asked Secretary of State Wayne Williams not to play ball with President Trump’s election integrity commission Thursday. A week ago Williams said he would provide only publicly available data and shield personal voter information. “While Trump and Republicans in Washington continue to peddle this false narrative of illegal votes in […]

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

Lynn Bartels brings us the play-by-play from the political wedding of the year

ColoradoPolitics.com’s Ernest Luning gave us all the details on the nuptials Saturday of Democratic star couple Brittany Pettersen and Ian Silverii at the Colorado governor’s mansion. And political-junkie-and-journalist-at-heart Lynn Bartels — off duty from her weekday job at the Secretary of State’s Office — brought us the mood of the moment via Twitter. Darned near […]

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

County clerks, secretary of state stand guard to secure Colorado elections

You say you’d like some reassuring news, for a change, about the state of our democratic process? How’s this: Whatever role the Russians or anyone else may have played — or attempted to — in last November’s U.S. election, Colorado’s elections sentinels are on the lookout for any breaches in the cyber security of the […]

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

Colorado’s county clerks are at home on all terrain; so is Lynn Bartels

Leave it to Lynn Bartels to pine away for the open prairie — while visiting Aspen. But then, the longtime Colorado political reporter turned communications director for the Secretary of State’s Office was just ditto-ing the sentiment of a county clerk from the state’s eastern plains after both attended this week’s Colorado County Clerks Association summer […]

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading

County clerks aren’t just guardians of democracy; they’re its ‘rock stars’

Don’t believe us? Just ask Lynn Bartels, communications chief for Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams. Lynn’s must-read blog — reflecting her wisdom from decades as news hound covering government and politics for the mainstream media — frequently showcases the mechanics of the election process. A blog post this week bearing the headline, “Colorado’s county […]

Read the full story, Subscribe or Sign In
Continue Reading