ABC Reports Colorado Voting Irregularities

November 2 2004, 3:57 PM
ABC News is reporting voting irregularities involving both Repblicans and Democrats:
The organization, FairVote, says it has received more than 500 calls on its hotline. Its representatives say the biggest problem is people being turned away in some precincts in Boulder and Denver because the address on their identification doesn't match the address on the voter registration logs. It doesn't have to match, according to the "Colorado Guide for Election Judges." A complaint has been made to the county clerk and secretary of state's office and it appears that the problem will be fixed. In response to reports throughout Colorado alleging improper activities by workers from the left-leaning group, MoveOn.org, attorneys for the Colorado Republican Party have asked the secretary of state's office to issue a statewide emergency alert. If issued, the alert will direct all 64 county elections officers to enforce the law that prohibits electioneering within the 100-foot boundary around polling locations. Eli Pariser, executive director of MoveOn.org, denied the claims, which were alleged in multiple states, calling them "scurrilous" and "false" and said "we appear to be a victim of orchestrated effort to create a phony storyline if the election is close."