John Eastman reps GOP in lawsuit over Colorado voting bill

John Eastman reps GOP in lawsuit over Colorado voting bill

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Left: Attorney John Eastman, the architect of a legal strategy aimed at keeping former President Donald Trump in power, gets out of an SUV to talk to reporters after a hearing in Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Right: Eastman speaks at the so-called “Stop the Steal” rally in support of Donald Trump on Jan. 6, 2021 (via YouTube screengrab).

The lawyer behind the so-called “coup memo” that purported to give legal cover to former President Donald Trump’s alleged effort to subvert the results of the 2020 presidential election has filed a lawsuit to stop Colorado voters from participating in certain primary elections.

Attorney John Eastman, representing the Colorado Republican Party, sued Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold over Colorado’s Proposition 108. That measure, which passed in 2016, allows voters unaffiliated with a political party to vote in a major party’s primary election without having to register with that party.

Griswold “either knows, or should know, that Proposition 108, in whole or in part [is] are a blatant violation of the constitutional rights of Plaintiff’s members not to have their votes diluted,” the complaint alleges.

According to Eastman, the measure deprives the state’s Republican party of its civil rights.