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Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Dan Hopkins 303-866-6324
Sarah Bramwell 303-866-6323
(DENVER) – Gov. Bill Owens today issued the following statement on allegations of voter registration fraud.
"I am extremely concerned about the widespread allegations of serious and sustained criminal activity surrounding voter registration in Colorado. The sanctity and security of the ballot box are at stake. With new allegations arising on virtually a daily basis, it is essential that all parties involved – and particularly the Attorney General and district attorneys – act decisively and rapidly to root out fraud and prosecute it to the fullest extent of the law.
"The clock is ticking toward Election Day, and 20-20 hindsight in mid-November telling us what we could or should have done won't be good enough. Delays and excuses aren't acceptable and protracted litigation after the polls close is not the answer.
I call on the Secretary of State, county clerks, district attorneys, and the Attorney General himself to place the highest priority on attacking potential voter fraud. Decisive action, not delay, is urgently needed."
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