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April 14, 2012

SoS Gessler miffed at ‘game-playing’ by Dems

A crucial bill to conservative Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s elections reform agenda has been “hijacked” by Democrats, according to Republican critics, all in the name of voters who become inactive simply because they did not vote in the previous even-year general election. Democrats say those voters should be given the opportunity to return a mail ballot, and so they have amended a bill originally pushed by Gessler in a game of “political chess” that has Republicans seeing red.

As delegates and politicos line up at both the Colorado Republican and Democratic state assemblies and conventions this weekend, talk of inactive voters and House Bill 1267 is sure to pop up. After all, Republicans are accusing Democrats of addressing the inactive voter issue simply to pad the voter rolls in favor of President Barack Obama.