Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced tonight that Colorado has withdrawn from the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program.
Griswold stated “Colorado is immediately withdrawing from Crosscheck. I encourage other states and jurisdictions to do the same.”
Colorado makes the 10th state of thirty-four who have ever used the program to announce a complete withdrawal from the program, joining Alaska, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington. In addition, at least seven states who have not yet resigned from the program provided data to Kansas for analysis but did use the resulting reports in list maintenance. Far from being a successful tool for list maintenance, the program had the appearance of a political tool used to manufacture very large, very misleading numbers that were presented as “proof” of fraud.
Crosscheck’s annual process did not occur in 2018 due to massive data security vulnerabilities revealed in late 2017, and leading to, among other things, DHS evaluation of the program. Following the DHS evaluation (cue 4:21 mark) and public outcry, the program is currently “dormant” (cue audio at 9:39 mark) according to the newly sworn-in Kansas Secretary of State who will determine the program’s fate in 2019 and beyond.