Skip to comments.Democrats will appeal judge’s ruling on mail ballots in recall ( CO Gun Grabbers )
Posted on 08/14/2013 5:52:36 AM PDT by george76
Just as the Secretary of States office and county clerks are scrambling to revamp an election plan for recalls on Sept. 10 that can no longer involve mail ballots, Democrats have decided to appeal Mondays district court ruling to the Colorado Supreme Court.
The official appeal will be filed Tuesday, Mark Grueskin, the Democrats attorney, told FOX31 Denver.
On Monday, Grueskin tried to persuade Judge Robert McGahey to toss a lawsuit from Colorado Libertarians, who argued that the state constitution allows them to submit petition signatures to make the ballot up to 15 days from the actual election.
A new election law, passed earlier this year, gave candidates just 10 days from the recall election date being set to submit petitions, which obviously conflicted with that constitutional provision.
Despite his recognition that abiding by the constitutional statute would force county clerks to ditch an election plan centered on mail ballots and greatly increase their costs, McGahey ruled emphatically that the constitution trumps the new statute.
Secretary of State Scott Gessler, a Republican who opposed the new election law, defended it in court Monday.
On Tuesday, his office said it had yet to decide whether it would appeal McGaheys ruling.
Whatever the logistical nightmare that results, he net effect of the ruling is most concerning for Democrats, trying to help Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo survive recall efforts.
Without any mail ballots, turnout is likely to be lower, which is thought to work against Democratic candidates.
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I’d bet the Dems would even go along with voter ID for recall elections, if they’d thought of it.
POST OF THE MONTH!!!!!
On the one hand, Democrats love mail in ballots because it allows them to cheat.
On the other hand, allowing Libertarians on the ballot will split the vote and most Libertarians I know would vote for the Republican if no Libertarian were on the ballot.
Colorado Supreme Court, 5 Democrats, 2 Republicans.
Looks good, if this is the latest. McGahey seems to be a good one.
The DUmmies will cheat and try anything to steal an election.
This will be a constant battle for the next few weeks.
John Morse’s Toxic Remarks.
Pueblo Freedom and Rights - We’re The Ones Recalling Angela Giron
Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)
Too hard for the DUms to go to the polls. Panic sets in.