31 October 2008

Federal Judge Slaps Down Colorado SOS

This afternoon, a federal judge ordered Colorado Secretary of State Mike Coffman, a Republican running for Congress in Congressional District 6, to stop removing names for the voter rolls in Colorado in violation of federal law immediately.

Coffman has taken every step within his power in his final days in office to prevent people from registering to vote, and to intimidate county clerks into doing the same. He continued to remove names from the rolls after reaching a settlement with voter advocated that was supposed to have ended the practice and largely validated votes by voters already removed from voter registration lists.

A variety of voting snafus in Colorado threaten to deny tens of thousands of people in Colorado an opportunity to vote.

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