Colorado Secretary of State

1:39am

Wed January 18, 2012
Governing

Secretaries Of State At Center Of Election Battles

Originally published on Thu January 19, 2012 10:30 am

Scott Gessler gives a victory speech on Nov. 2, 2010, after being elected secretary of state in Colorado.
Jack Dempsey AP

In his first year as Colorado's secretary of state, Republican Scott Gessler has been sued eight times.

He has outraged Democrats by rewriting the state's campaign finance rules, tangled with counties over which voters they can send mail-in ballots to, and attracted national attention for participating in a fundraiser to pay off a campaign finance fine levied by his office.

"We've definitely shaken up the status quo, and I think that's happened a bit in some other states, too," he says.

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1:34pm

Thu September 8, 2011
Elections

Ballots to Stay English-only, For Now

Sixteen Colorado counties will print ballots in English only for this November’s election, after a federal mandate to have them printed in both English and Spanish failed to materialize in time.

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