As voters continued to cast ballots early in the recall election Saturday, questions swirled about voter fraud and ballot box stuffing. The fears are, so far, unfounded. Although Jon Caldara, president of the think tank Independence Institute, cast a blank ballot in the election Saturday to prove a point that ‘gypsy voting’ is very real. Caldara lives in Boulder but attested a Colorado Springs address was his permanent residence in a sworn affidavit. “It is easy to move voters around,” Caldara said Saturday morning after casting a ballot he left blank at the Garden of the Gods voting center. “The whole purpose of this was to finally show what I think and I speculate happens often, that people come and use this same-day voter registration to move voters around.”
Yet El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams said very few, if any, voters have exercised the rights granted by the new law.
“The person has to provide an address, that address has to match and then they have to say that is their sole place of residence,” Williams said. “The law requires that we give them a regular ballot.”
Such were the latest ripples in the pond of a recall election that has attracted nationwide interest, pitting the two sides of the gun rights debate against each other. It will all be over Tuesday night when the final results are tabulated.
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