Secretary Gessler Leads Republican Efforts to Disenfranchise Colorado Voters

Following lengthy testimony by Secretary of State Scott Gessler, Republicans on the House Local Government Committee killed SB 109, which would have ended confusion surrounding registered voters who are tagged as “Inactive Failed to Vote” and had bipartisan support from legislators and county clerks alike. After the vote, Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio issued the following statement:

“Colorado's Republican Leader Scott Gessler has once again prioritized his partisan agenda above the rights of Coloradans to vote. If Scott Gessler is unwilling to fulfill his duties as a non-partisan election officer, the people of Colorado should consider all avenues necessary to remove him as Secretary of State.”