Ousted Colorado Lawmaker Alleges Voter Suppression
September 12, 2013 - 7:32 am
When asked how the vote was suppressed, he noted “we didn’t have any mail-in ballots.”
“And the clerk in the area set the voting time such that it was very difficult for working people to vote. They had 11 hours total to vote that wasn’t between 8:00 and 5:00 Monday through Friday. And so they had Thursday, Friday, Monday, and then Election Day on Tuesday, and Tuesday the polls were open from 7:00 to 7:00,” Morse continued.
“But on those other days, they were open to 8:00 to 5:00 and they were open on Saturday from 8:00 to 5:00. So, they got those hours and they got the hours from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. But 70 percent of Coloradans vote by mail-in ballot. And in this case, they got the mail-in ballot squashed, so that nobody got to use a mail-in ballot.”