About 268 voters registered to vote or changed their address through election day to vote in the Senate District 11 successful recall of Sen. John Morse, D-Colorado Springs. The historic recall elections Tuesday in El Paso and Pueblo counties were the first under a new law that allows election day address changes and voter registration. Christy Le Lait, who ran Morse’s campaign to stay in office, said a stunt illustrating how to abuse that law that was covered widely by the media has cast a pall of doubt over those votes. “What is real, what isn’t, what’s fraud?” Le Lait asked. “I don’t even know how you start to look at that.” Morse, the sitting Senate president, was removed from office by 343 votes in the special election taken to the ballot by citizens angered by stricter gun laws who signed a recall petition. Le Lait said there are no plans to challenge the election results, which could be certified any day.
Colorado law previously required voters to register to vote, or change their address, 29 days prior to an election. Anyone who missed that deadline was unable to vote.
But House Bill 1303 changed that deadline so voters could make those changes up through election day.
Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute, in Denver, cast a blank ballot in the recall election after having filled out paperwork attesting an address in Senate District 11 was his permanent legal residence. Caldara previously lived in Boulder and said he intended to make Colorado Springs his permanent residence.
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