There are 300 more suspected noncitizens on Colorado’s voter rolls, Secretary of State Gessler said Tuesday in the latest chapter in a contentious national debate over what Republicans say is vulnerability in the voting system.
Democrats and unaffiliated voters make up the vast majority of the 141 people Colorado election officials say are not citizens and illegally registered to vote.
Secretary of State Scott Gessler says 141 non-citizens are illegally registered to vote in Colorado but he’s backed off from a divisive plan to hold hearings to challenge their status before November’s election.
Colorado officials say nearly 90 percent of people in the state suspected of being ineligible voters are actually U.S. citizens.
People who received letters questioning their citizenship and right to vote will learn Wednesday what steps Colorado election officials plan next in the battleground state where every vote can be critical in close races.
U.S citizens are among those who received letters from Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler questioning their right to vote, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.
Democrats and independent voters received more than six times more requests than Republicans to withdraw from voting rolls if they’re not citizens.
Arapahoe, Denver, and Adams counties have half of the nearly 4,000 registered voters that Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler suspects may be non-citizens and therefore ineligible to vote.