Citizenship proof to vote clears Colo. House

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's Republican House has given final approval to a divisive bill that would allow the Secretary of State to block people from voting if their citizenship is in doubt.

The bill passed 34-28 Friday, a day after a long debate over whether Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler should have the authority to block voters without proof of citizenship.

Many democrats complained that the measure would amount to harassment and voter intimidation. Republicans said Gessler needs the authority to uncover how often non-citizens are casting ballots.

The measure now heads to the Democratic Senate, where members have rejected other GOP attempts to require citizenship checks at the polls.

In the House, only one Democrat voted for the bill.

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