Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler and his staff dismissed speculation from Democratic groups that technical problems Monday on the state’s voter registration website were intentional. Monday was the deadline for voters to register to participate in the Nov. 1 election and the state’s site, www.govotecolorado.com, was slow and at times unavailable throughout the day, which Gessler’s office attributes to heavy traffic on the site.
“There were some intermittent issues, but we got to it as quickly as we could,” said Rich Coolidge, Gessler’s spokesman. “We monitor it really closesly, especially on a day ilke yesterday. It was the heavy volume on the site that caused any slowing issues.”
Some Democrats, however, aren’t giving Gessler the benefit of the doubt in light of what they call his “war on voting”, a looming legal battle over whether inactive voters should receive mail ballots.
Gessler has sued Denver’s Clerk and Recorder over her plan to send ballots to inactive voters; and he’s threatened to sue Pueblo’s Clerk for sending mail ballots to troops overseas.
Democrats view Gessler’s interpretation of the state statute guiding clerks as a thinly-veiled partisan attempt to lessen turnout among minority and likely left-leaning voters.
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