On Monday, February 10 the Colorado Senate will debate whether to issue a licence for election corruption--House Bill 14-1164. Watch the debate on the General Assembly Website, and follow the Tweets on #Coleg, beginning at roughly 10:30 to 11 a.m.
House Bill 14-1164, if passed, will be the most complex election "law" in the country for conducting local elections, I'm certain. It is a free-for-all of multiple choice options rather than law. It privitizes local elections, allowing "officials for hire" to have unilateral control over elections and conduct them long distances from the voters!
The bill eliminates Secretary of State oversight of local elections and abolishes the requirement to comply with Election Rules! The "election official for hire" unilaterally recruits and fires the counting judges, selects the counting software (with no certification requirements), counts the ballots, conducts the recounts and certifies the results.
The bill eliminates criminal penalties for such crimes as tampering with the pollbook! Not suprisingly, the bill is being pushed by the "elections for hire" industry and taxing authorities. The Democrats have been fully supportive of the bill to date. Hopefully, when they better understand the bill, they will quickly kill this hydra-headed monster.
Click here to read 10 reasons to oppose this dangerous bill.
Click here to read our response to one of the proponents for this bill.