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Scott Gessler

Should This Blogger Stop Writing About CO Secretary of State's Misinformation and Innuendo?

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.16.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

What about our basic trust in government, which rests to some degree on faith in elections? How seriously should take it, or should we ignore it, when our Secretary of State is on the radio making accusations of very recent election fraud?

Leading Republican Says Dem Bill to Help Kids Afford College Intended to "Rile" Up Hispanics to Get their Votes

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.05.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rile 'em up? As if the Hispanics are like children who should be winding down before bedtime? Yes, Hispanics are upset, and rightly so.

Recall Worthy? Dems: Scott Gessler All Vinegar, No Honey

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.29.2012 | Denver

Just over a year into office, Colorado's Secretary of State Scott Gessler has likely made the headlines more than all previous Colorado secretaries co...

Should Elected Leaders Talk to All Journalists, Even Rabid Ones?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

With the major media in decline, and more small outlets lining up along ideological lines, many people are less likely to hear from elected officials they disagree with.

Our Secretary of State as a Punch Line

Ellen Dumm | Posted 05.08.2012 | Denver
Ellen Dumm

Colorado is a key swing state in a presidential election that has a hyper-partisan secretary of state who has become a joke. The two make a difficult combination.

The Colorado Secretary of State's Problem with Numbers

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.02.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Since day one in office, Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler has had a number of problems as well a problem with numbers, as in figures.

Lucia Graves

Pot Initiative Makes Colorado Ballot | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler approved a state ballot initiative Monday to legalize and regulate the use of marijuana in a manner similar ...

CO Secretary of State Reveals He's a Brilliant Media Critic

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.22.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

There's a good chance someone is going to say something newsworthy when they preface it with, "some folks in my office cringed when I said this, but I'm going to say it again."

Still Not Enough Signatures?

Posted 02.03.2012 | Denver

The Colorado Secretary of State's office determined that the "Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol" campaign fell short of the necessary amount of valid si...

Legalization Signatures May Not Be All Valid

Posted 01.20.2012 | Denver

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced yesterday that a proposed ballot measure to legalize the use of marijuana will need a line-by-line...

Limiting Real People from Politics Hurts Us All

Sharon Bonner | Posted 03.11.2012 | Denver
Sharon Bonner

The U.S. Constitution mentions voting rights more than any other right. But both locally and nationally, we are witnessing organized efforts to limit eligible voters from casting their ballots.

Gessler Won't Say There's Fraud in Denver, but There "Very Well Might Be"

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.15.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

My search for an explanation from Scott Gessler about why he's been telling the media there's actual "fraud" in Colorado elections bore a bit of fruit last night, when I asked him directly about his allegations.

Denver News Outlets Lie There as Gardner, Gessler, And Whitman Abuse them

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.07.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When a public figure attacks the news media, reporters should see it as an opportunity to help people understand what journalists do. I mean, if journalists don't defend themselves, who will?

Massive Participation From "Inactive" Voters Shows Folly of Gessler Policy

Jonathan Brater | Posted 01.04.2012 | Denver
Jonathan Brater

The reports of early returns are in, and the result is a huge win for voters and a decisive blow against Secretary Gessler's policy of disenfranchisement.

Colorado Tops Country in Bad Treatment of Some Registered Voters

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.24.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It seems crazy that in Colorado, you won't necessarily get a ballot in the mail, like other good and decent registered voters, if you missed voting in just one election.

A Win for Voters Is Gessler's Second Loss

Jonathan Brater | Posted 12.10.2011 | Denver
Jonathan Brater

Last week, CO Secretary of State Scott Gessler asked a court to essentially freeze the Denver electorate to those who voted in 2010. The court refused.

Race Card? Who's Really Playing Games With Voters?

Crisanta Duran | Posted 12.07.2011 | Denver
Crisanta Duran

It is simply a fact that Scott Gessler's lawsuit would impact minorities at a higher rate than anyone else. That is the reality of the situation -- not a "card" that has been played.

UPDATE: Ballot Brinkmanship

Posted 12.07.2011 | Denver

A late September lawsuit filed against Denver's Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson by Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler attempts to stop Denver ...

Fear and Fraud in Denver Elections

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.30.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman listened in silence Wednesday as Scott Gessler made the startling assertion that "Denver itself admitted" that sending election ballots to inactive voters has resulted in a "pretty high incidence of fraud."

Will Supreme Court Hear Colorado Ballot Secrecy Case? (UPDATE)

Posted 11.30.2011 | Denver

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler has been in the news a lot recently. First, there was Gessler's suit against the Denver Clerk and Recorder ...

UPDATE: Gessler Maddowed Again, Pueblo Clerk Joins Suit (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.29.2011 | Denver

A lawsuit filed in late September against Denver's clerk and recorder by Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler attempts to stop Denver from mailin...

How Not to Pick Aurora's Mayor

Jessica Peck | Posted 09.19.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

While the race for mayor of Aurora is basically among various flavors of Republicans, including one convert to the party and one defector from it, the race is not your father's GOP primary.

CO Sec of State Defies Constitution, Overturns Transparency Election Laws

Wade Norris | Posted 08.17.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Sec. of State Scott Gessler has decided that a political committee for efforts like personhood amendments or anti-labor laws can spend up to $5,000 without reporting who they are or where they came from.

Cooking Up a Conspiracy

Ellen Dumm | Posted 06.15.2011 | Denver
Ellen Dumm

No one is arguing that non-citizens should vote. We should argue about protecting eligible voters' right to cast their ballot.

Despite Public Clamoring, Gessler Already Has Tools To Find Illegal Voters

The Denver Post | Nancy Lofholm | Posted 06.07.2011 | Denver

For a month now, Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler has testified before the state General Assembly and Congress that thousands of noncitizens ...