Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler (R), who has made his name as one of the nation’s most notorious vote suppressors and has been fined by the state’s ethics board for misuse of taxpayer dollars, will seek his party’s nomination to challenge Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) next November.
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The wave of voter suppression laws, attacks on abortion and other hard right legislation being pushed through the North Carolina legislature has taken a considerable toll on the nation's perception of that state.
Former NC State Sen. Ellie Kinnaird (D) will launch “a grass-roots project to make sure everyone in the state has a proper voter ID so that no votes are denied, even though” a recently enacted voter suppression law “is aimed at exactly that – repressing the vote.”
For the third consecutive election, Pennsylvania's suppressive voter ID law likely won't be in effect. But in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision, at least six other states are reviving them.
Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler (R) announced month year that he had found 155 possible illegal voters. But a review by a Boulder County prosecutor found that of the 17 names forwarded by the "election fraud" crusader, every single one was a verifiable U.S. citizen.