Two recent skirmishes over ballot petition signatures cast this coming weekend’s state party assemblies in an unexpected new light.
Claims were made that seven circulators who collected signatures for Lamborn were not Colorado residents.
Amendment 71 requires petition signatures from at least 2 percent of registered voters in each state Senate district and a current total of 98,000 valid signatures statewide.
The idea is to find strong statistical evidence that the election outcome was the correct one.
About 1.18 million Coloradans cast ballots in 2017. Less than 1 percent of them did that the old school way, marking ballots at polling place.
“According to Homeland Security, we were not attacked, probed, breached, infiltrated or penetrated,” Secretary of State Wayne Williams said in a response on Friday.
Some 25,000 Coloradans have registered or re-registered to vote since June.
The original request had been on hold pending a court case. The U.S. District Court in D.C. has denied the motion made by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
“My job is to follow the law,” Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams tells Colorado Matters.