Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler told a national conservative audience in Denver last Thursday that those on the left only pretend to care about vote fraud but are only interested in stirring up anger against conservatives to win votes when they “demagogue” the issue. What’s more, he said, his political opponents are happy to play “the racism card, and they are more than willing to lie to do this.” Speaking on a panel at the Conservative Political Action Committee Colorado conference, Gessler blasted the organizers of left-leaning voter registration drives for “illegally registering people to vote” by encouraging non-citizens to register and vote, despite the serious legal consequences. “I think they are very happy to manipulate people into believing it is OK to ignore these laws,” he said.
Along with a group of conservative lawyers and the founder of the controversial True the Vote organization, Gessler took part in a panel discussion called “Stealing Elections: What the Left Doesn’t Want You to Know” during the all-day CPAC gathering at a hotel near Denver International Airport on the day after the first presidential debate. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a surprise appearance on the same stage earlier in the day. Other speakers at the conference — all Republicans — included Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and U.S. Sens. John Thune, Orrin Hatch and Marco Rubio.
While Gessler acknowledged that “some people are very sincere when they deny vote fraud, or they’re misguided but sincere,” he charged that left-leaning organizations “manipulate people to get them angry against a make-believe enemy that doesn’t exist in an effort to win votes, to demonize, frankly, people who are conservative, that believe in limited government.”
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