Timeline of Secretary of State Controversy

The Colorado State Auditor’s office has launched an investigation into the secretary of state’s office and one of its employees, Dan Kopelman. Kopelman, who worked in the Elections Division until he was recently reassigned, was found to be operating a company and Web site offering to sell voter data to Republicans. The audit is looking at whether Kopelman had access to voter registration information, whether he actually sold any voter data and how much Secretary of State Mike Coffman knew about Kopelman’s side business.

The e-mails referenced in this timeline can be found here.

May 29, 2004

  • GOP activist and computer expert Dan Kopelman registers the domain name www.politicallivewires.com. The Web site offers “GOP campaign help from Dan Kopelman” and advertises “up-to-date, accurate, targeted Colorado voter data” (click here for the archived version)

early 2007

  • Kopelman is hired as the Elections Technology Manager in the office of newly elected Secretary of State Mike Coffman after working for him in the Treasuer’s office since 2002. According to his r

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