“Colorado State Trial Court Puts Democratic Candidate on Primary Ballot Due to Health Crisis, Despite Incomplete Petition”

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On April 21, a Colorado state trial court put Michelle Ferrigno Warren on the June 30 Democratic primary ballot for U.S. Senate, even though she needed 10,500 valid signatures and she only had 5,383 valid signatures….

Here is the 28-page decision in Warren v Griswold, 20cv-31077.  It says, “The Court is mindful that it is reading and interpreting the Election Code and Colorado Supreme Court precedent in a nearly empty courthouse while a global pandemic is unfolding outside its windows…strict adherence to the signature requirement for primary petitions must yield to this unprecedented public health emergency.

Also, “signature collection is a ‘very personal activity’ …In the best of times, engaging strangers in public, holding their attention, and acquiring their signatures on a petition is challenging.”

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