Skip to comments.Colorado elections bill to be signed by governor today (Dem Power Grab)
Posted on 05/10/2013 3:56:45 PM PDT by Red Steel
DENVER -- The governor is expected to sign a measure into law that would redefine how Colorado elections are run, allowing same-day voter registration and having ballots mailed to all registered voters.
Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to sign the bill this afternoon in his office, according to Rep. Dan Pabon, a Denver Democrat who sponsored the bill.
"This is a historic measure that will enfranchise more voters in Colorado than we've ever seen in our state's history," he said.
The bill passed with unanimous support from Democrats, but not a single Republican voted for it, citing concerns about voter fraud with same-day registration.
"I think those fears are without basis," said Pabon said, noting clerks already have a system in place to verify voters on Election Day for emergency registrations.
Republicans also argued the measure would be a game-changer for future elections, and some called the measure the most important of a session that was packed with contentious legislation.
Under the bill, every registered voter would get a ballot by mail, although they still could vote in person at any of the vote centers established by the bill, instead of the current system of going to a designated precinct polling place. Those would be eliminated.
The bill also would eliminate the category of "inactive" voters. That category currently applies to voters who skip even one election and restricts their ability to get ballots by mail.
Republicans who debated against the bill for several hours remained skeptical.
"You're already winning the elections. Do you need to steal them, too?" Sen. Bill Cadman, the GOP's Senate leader, said during final debate on the measure.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycamera.com ...
“Republicans who debated against the bill for several hours remained skeptical.
“You’re already winning the elections. Do you need to steal them, too?” Sen. Bill Cadman, the GOP’s Senate leader, said during final debate on the measure.”
wow- they really put up a fight, huh?
Colorado is lost. This is what happens when Democrats seize total control. Conservatives really should get out of this California wanna-be of a state and help us prop up some of the states that are still competitive or that Republicans control.
I’m surprised they are going to send ballots to all voters, and not just those with a “D” by their name....d for damned of course...
It’s a shame. I was concidering moving there. Now its Idaho for sure.
Anyone talking about exposing and shutting down RAT voter fraud yet? IMO, the last election is an example of massive voter fraud!!!
Michelle Malkin and her family moved to Colorado Springs four years ago. She thought the state was good. I guess not. The Democrap takeover was quick there
This is what happens when you have a feckless state GOP who rested on their laurels and though oh CO could never become as bad as CA.
As I’ve said before, the GOP in the state of CO has entered the wilderness. Maybe they should be consulting with WI and OH GOP to see how long it took for them to regain control of the state and how much damage was done in the meantime,
In one legislative session the communists have turned CO into Mexirado/Colofornia
What did you expect them to do? They are outnumbered. The Democrats won enough seats to pass this legislation and they have a Democrat governor to sign it.
Maybe next time Colorado Republicans/conservatives can perhaps not nominate an idiot like Dan Maes? Grass roots and TEA Party folks have got to do a better job of vetting these people or we are going to keep throwing away winnable seats. And as much as I personally like Tancredo's positions, he wasn't going to win and probably made the Hispanic vote even more Democrat than it already was.
It just seems really quick, but the CO GOP has had their thumbs up their asses for the entire time I’ve lived here (13 yrs). It could be even longer than that but someone who has lived here longer will have to answer that:)!
It will all be undone, when they’re all thrown out of office in 2014.
Yep. The Caliban invaded from the west when no one was looking and now it's conquered territory. Game over.
“This is a historic measure that will enfranchise more voters in Colorado than we’ve ever seen in our state’s history,”
In other words, Colorado will have more votes than eligible voters.
Who could possible be against giving 110%?
The GOP need to throw a big pot smoking festival out in the boondocks on election day. That will keep the liberal base away from the polls.
That's the right spirit. We will take our state back! That process has already begun.
Colorado can now be considered one of the irrevocably blue states, along with New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, Washington....
You get the picture.
Comptroller Liu, of NYC, is on Cavuto now, pushing for voting rights for non-citizens!
Yep! Kalifornians moved in and brought their leftist, progressive ways with them!
If conservatives aren’t willing to organize and challenge this democrat Nazi monster, then you don’t care about your children and you deserve every misery delivered on you and your families.
Protect your children. They are the only treasure that matters.
The Democrats control all three branches of state government, with help from illegal immigrant votes, immigration from liberal states, outright fraud and a timid state GOP organization.
I have lived in Colorado since August of 1978, having legally immigrated from Canada a short time before and arriving in Colorado on August 1st of that year.
Even in the early years, things were not electorally perfect in this state. I just missed the liberal Republican Governor, John Love, but arrived in the heyday of Democrat Governor Dick Lamm.
I caught the last wave of Rocky Mountain westernism, where business executives in Denver still went about their business in Stetsons and cowboy boots. Sheplers was still a major retail force in the Front Range.
So, what happened to Colorado? Simple. The state GOP wanted good press from “The Rocky Mountain News” and “The Denver Post” newspapers, and ignored the Colorado hinterlands. Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
Without blaming entirely one individual for the destruction of a conservative Republican party in Colorado, former Congressman Bob Beauprez must take significant responsibility for the demise of the GOP in Colorado.
For those not familiar with Colorado politics, Bob was GOP Chairman just before his first run for Congress.
During his term as chairman, he ignored his conservative roots and cultivated the big money R squishes, to the detriment of all Coloradans.
I know Bob Beauprez and his family well. We attended the same parish Catholic church and broke bread together.
Things have not improved much since then. The ‘money’ Republicans run the Colorado GOP. The socially conservative Republicans “embarrass” the state Republican leaders, so they spend much of every election cycle disparaging them to the liberal media. It has not helped them.
Until the Colorado Republican Party shows some interest in reconstituting their winning conservative coalition, they will remain a minority.
I believe that a resurgent, broadly conservative coalition can put these squishes in their place and win Colorado elections.
We have the Democrat attacks on the 2nd Amendment, traditional marriage and secure borders to rally around. We need leaders not afraid to speak the truth. Unfortunately, the current Colorado GOP leadership has already proved wanting.
And to think we used to fret about them Texans coming here every hunting season. We sure could a few of them Texans supporting us in our attempts to retake the state. This place has sure changed in the 34+ years I’ve called Commierado home.......