Inactive Voters Increase After Court Ruling

By: AP
By: AP

DENVER (AP) -- Inactive voters in Colorado jumped at the chance to vote in the November election following a court ruling that it's legal.

Returns show that 6 percent of voters who didn't vote in the prior general election took part. That's twice the average the state has for counties where inactive voters were allowed to vote two years ago.

Denver District Judge Brian Whitney ruled before this year's election that Secretary of State Scott Gessler hadn't shown there would be irreparable harm if the ballots were sent. Supporters said state law doesn't specifically prohibit ballots to be mailed to inactive voters.

According to the Denver Post, Alamosa, Boulder, Conejos, Costilla, Custer, Denver, Eagle, Huerfano, Pitkin and Pueblo counties all mailed ballots to inactive voters.


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  • by Erin S. on Nov 4, 2011 at 03:56 AM
    So if mailing out ballots to inactive voters resulted in dead people, alzheimer's patients and family pets voting... and yet, you still got the results you were looking for, wouldn't that mean it was your party engaging in fraud?
  • by Er? on Nov 3, 2011 at 02:16 PM
    I'm sure there were also an increase of dead people, Alzheimer’s patients and family pets voting too...looks like it didn't work. This election cycle just proves that good CAN overcome evil, just get out there and vote! Let's see a repeat of this in Nov 2012!
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