Breaking: Court calls emergency hearing over continued voter purges

U.S. District Judge John Kane has scheduled an emergency hearing for 1 p.m. MDT Friday to hear complaints by voting rights advocates that Colorado Secretary of State Mike Coffman continues to cull names from the voting rolls in defiance of a deal the judge brokered two days ago.

Voting rights advocates entered into a shaky truce late Wednesday with Secretary of State Mike Coffman’s office over his allegedly illegal purge of 30,000 voters in Colorado.

According to a statement by Jenny Flanagan of Colorado Common Cause, a story in the Rocky Mountain News first published online Thursday evening reports that Coffman is ignoring the agreement and continues to remove voters from the rolls causing the advocacy groups to haul the State Department back into court to enforce the order.

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