By Teresa L. Benns
SAGUACHE — The ballot review by the Secretary of State’s Office (SOS) ended Wednesday with a surprise visit by Saguache County Clerk Melinda Myers and deputy clerk Renee Hazard, announcing that they had court authorization to remove “identifiable” ballots from select precincts.
Modified: Friday, Sep 2nd, 2011
BY: TERESA L. BENNS
SAGUACHE — The review of the 2010 ballots, won by Sec. of State Scott Gessler last month began in Saguache Monday, with a core group of volunteers offering to serve as judges and observers for the hand count.
The following is an interleaved hybrid of the Gessler v. Myers Complaint and the Myers Answer to the Complaint, the former with Filing Date: Mar 16 2011 4:26PM MDT Filing ID: 36519010, and the latter Filing Date: Mar 31 2011 4:13PM MDT Filing ID: 36798982 in the CO Saguache County District Court 12th JD
Precinct polling places and paper poll books and citizen oversight are still with us for another year in Colorado, in spite of often repeated expectations of their end of life and the claims that opponents (that means us, at CFVI, in this case) have what the bill sponsor is calling "obsolete and misguided fears" about mail-in ballots.
Although the Denver Post printed both an editorial in favor of taking Colorado officially to an "all mail ballot state": http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_17343070 ...
When a county clerk in a poor, rural county in south-central Colorado reversed the results of the Nov. 2 election three days later and declared herself the winner, many of the residents there cried foul. Not only did Saguache County Clerk Melinda Myers go from loser to winner during what many consider to be an improper retabulation, so did the incumbent county commissioner of the same party affiliation. A slew of bipartisan complaints to the secretary of state have fallen on deaf ears.
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