28 October 2008

Lawsuit: Thousands of voters illegally purged in Colorado

Raw Story - October 28, 2008

Election watchdog groups are accusing the Colorado Secretary of State of purging up to 30,000 voters in violation of federal law.

Common Cause of Colorado, Mi Familia Vota, and the Service Employees International Union have filed suit in U.S. District Court in Denver. The suit seeks to prevent any more voters from being removed in violation of the National Voting Rights Act of 1993, which mandates that a voter cannot be removed from the rolls less than 90 days before an election except due to felony conviction, death, incapacitation or a specific request to be removed. Also sought is a preliminary injunction to restore the names of those removed. The case is expected to be heard Wednesday morning.


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