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U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Windsor, and the Colorado secretary of state traded barbs on social media Tuesday afternoon in the latest escalation between Republicans and Democrat Jena Griswold as the fall election approaches.

The conflict began after a CBS4 Denver story over the weekend inaccurately suggested that a mailing list for mailers asking Coloradans to vote — a mailing list that included dead people — was connected to the same mailing list from which ballots are sent out. The article was amplified by conservative influencers before CBS4 News Director Tim Wieland took it off the station’s website Sunday and published a clarifying story Monday.

I am removing a story from the @CBSDenver web site which suggested that a mailer asking people in Colorado to register to vote was connected to the state voter rolls. A tweet with a link to the story has been removed. (1/4)

— Tim Wieland (@CBS4Tim) September 27, 2020

“Reports that the Colorado Secretary of State’s office mailed voter registration postcards to non-citizens and deceased individuals are deeply concerning,” Buck wrote on Twitter as he shared the conservative outlet Brietbart’s version of the original story. “We must get to the bottom of this.”

Reports that the Colorado Secretary of State’s office mailed voter registration postcards to non-citizens and deceased individuals are deeply concerning.

We must get to the bottom of this.https://t.co/WI68I50AuT

— Ken Buck (@BuckForColorado) September 29, 2020

Buck is also chair of the Colorado Republican Party, which sent out an email Tuesday calling the weekend report concerning and asking Griswold to release the full list of addresses to which the postcards were mailed.

“I am confident in the security of Colorado’s election system, but I need to hear more about the source of this problem, so we can assure Coloradans that there isn’t more to this story than originally reported,” Buck said in the statement.

But Griswold shot back at Buck’s tweet.

“Russia doesn’t have to worry about spreading election misinformation in Colorado,” Griswold wrote. Buck “is doing it for them.”

Russia doesn’t have to worry about spreading election misinformation in Colorado. @buckforColorado is doing it for them. https://t.co/m0d0zFQFD1 https://t.co/njPfRlA4e7

— Jena Griswold (@JenaGriswold) September 29, 2020

“I’m surprised you haven’t tried to send ballots to Russians trying to register them to vote in Colorado,” Buck tweeted back.

Ballots aren’t sent to anyone “trying to register to vote.” That’s the disconnect and why you’re spreading election misinformation @BuckForColorado. Happy to explain how Colorado elections work and voting qualifications – let me know. https://t.co/3ATDJNDvzi

— Jena Griswold (@JenaGriswold) September 29, 2020

“Ballots aren’t sent to anyone ‘trying to register to vote,’” Griswold responded. “That’s the disconnect and why you’re spreading election misinformation @BuckForColorado. Happy to explain how Colorado elections work and voting qualifications – let me know.”

Buck’s name will appear on the ballot this year as he runs for re-election in the Fourth Congressional District.

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