Colorado Deputy Attorney General Maurice Knaizer issued a response last Friday to the recent brief filed by Saguache County Clerk Melinda Myers and the Colorado County Clerk Association’s (CCCA) amicus brief.
The briefs were filed concerning the injunction entered against Myers by Secretary of State Scott Gessler in March to hand count ballots cast in the Saguache 2010 General Election. The injunction was sought after Myers refused to allow Gessler to review the ballots, protesting that this would violate the confidential nature of ballots cast.
Knaizer’s answer to the two briefs denies that the Clerk’s office has the right to determine whether Gessler’s request is inappropriate or illegal, cites case law demonstrating the clerk must obey Gessler’s command and states that the hand review is part and parcel of the review of the practices and procedures of the county with respect to the conduct of the 2010 primary and general elections in Saguache County.
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