“Bill requiring purge of noncitizen voters in Colorado defeated”

Denver Post:

The issue of noncitizen voters was put in the spotlight last year by Secretary of State Scott Gessler, a Republican, whose office said at one point there could be as many as 11,000 noncitizens registered and as many as 4,000 of those noncitizens had voted.

But those numbers were whittled down considerably in the course of Gessler’s own investigation, which later found that of 1,416 registered voters run through a federal database, only 141 were listed as noncitizens, and of those, only 35 had voted at some point.

And, as The Denver Post and other news organizations found, some of those 35 actually were U.S. citizens. Secretary of State officials say updated numbers put the total of suspected noncitizens registered at 436.

 

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