Up to 30,000 voters illegally purged in Colorado

By David Edwards
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 9:39 EDT
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CBS 4 in Denver reported that election watchdog groups have accused the Republican Secretary of State of illegally purging up to 30,000 voters from voter rolls. The Denver Post reported that 20,000 voters may have been illegally purged.

The Denver Post reported:

“Common Cause of Colorado, Mi Familia Vota Educations Fund and the Service Employees International Union filed a request in U.S. District Court in Denver for a temporary restraining order to bar the state from removing any more voters.”

“The lawsuit also seeks a preliminary injunction to reinstate the names of thousands of voters by Nov. 4 that they say were illegally dropped from the rolls.”

“The lawsuit says that the secretary of state violated the National Voting Rights Act because more than 20,000 voters were purged within the 90-day window before an election, when removal is not allowed under the act.”

“The groups say that 90 days before an election, people cannot be removed unless a voter asks for removal, dies, is declared incapacitated or is convicted of a felony. ”

This video is from CBS 4 Denver, broadcast October 28, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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