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“I really have no idea what he is talking about,” Republican Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner told the Colorado Independent.
Colorado lawmakers who last year introduced legislation to address claims that perhaps thousands of undocumented residents had voted in the state will not re-introduce the legislation this year. Secretary of State Scott Gessler reportedly waved off the lawmakers, saying he felt he could address the issue outside the halls of the capitol with means available to him through his office.
As the architect and main lobbyist for a failed voter ID bill, Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is landing on "losers" lists for the just-wrapped 2011 state legislative session. He ranked number five loser on the lefty activist ProgressNow list brought out last week and this morning rated a photo and a brief write up in the Denver Post legislative losers column.
Thousands of purged Colorado voters have no clue that they've been removed from the state's rolls. And that could make for some dramatic scenarios on Election Day tomorrow when would-be registered voters are denied a regular ballot at the polls.
A national group that registered tens of thousands of new voters in Colorado is under fire in several states for using fake names to sign up voters. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has been charged with dropping off at least 10,000 invalid voter applications in a dozen states, according to news reports. But ACORN officials say that GOP operatives — and John McCain in specific — are fanning nonexistent flames. And while the group's Colorado operations are in the clear, it was mischaracterized as "under investigation today" by Republican Rep. Marilyn Musgrave during a debate last week with Democratic challenger Betsy Markey.