Coffman Promises Inquiry Into State Voting Problems

Colorado's new Secretary of State Mike Coffman says he wants to restore confidence in an office shaken by controversy due to slip–ups in last fall's elections.

Last week Coffman criticized former Secretary of State Gigi Dennis over a much–maligned decision to require unions to get permission from members before using dues for political purposes--a decision that some said would hurt democrats. Coffman says his first duty is to restore confidence in elections.

"I think that's a little shaken right now, and we're going to do an investigation into electronic voting machines, make sure they're going to count every vote--and also military voting to make sure every soldier has the ability to vote."

Cities across the state reported problems with election machines--including Montrose, which saw problems with running out of paper and privacy issues.