Suthers, Democratic Chair Spar On Voter Purges

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) The Colorado Attorney General and the head of the state Democratic party are sparring over the decision to remove more than 2,000 voters from the rolls.

The Office of Attorney General John Suthers has sided with Secretary of State Mike Coffman, a fellow Republican, in saying that it's legal to remove all but the most recent registrations of voters with multiple registrations.

Colorado Democratic chairwoman Pat Waak criticized Suthers' ruling on Tuesday as partisan and said it was part of “the concerted GOP effort to deny voters their rights.” Suthers sent Waak a letter on Wednesday saying that her comments were irresponsible and undermined public confidence in the election.

But Waak isn't backing down. She says there's no way to be sure that the duplicate registrations are truly duplicates and not merely similarities.

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