Colo. judge orders stay for ballot certification

Posted at 5:00 PM, Apr 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-30 19:00:55-04

A District Court judge ordered the Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams to move the deadline for certifying U.S. Senate candidates Ryan Frazier and Robert Blaha to the primary ballot to Wednesday.

The candidates sought the delay after they were notified Thursday they hadn't collected enough signatures from Republican voters to make the June 28 ballot.

A third Senate candidate who was ruled insufficient, former state Rep. Jon Keyser, has already had his protest heard. A Denver judge ruled Friday that certain signatures the Secretary of State tossed should be included, which meant Keyser is on the ballot. 

Former Colorado State University athletic director Jack Graham has already made the ballot. He was the only one of the four Republican Senate candidates who filed petitions who was ruled sufficient by the Secretary of State's office.

Also on the GOP ballot for Senate is El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn, who received 70 percent of the delegate vote at the Republican state assembly April 9, enough to knock out the other candidates seeking that office through the assembly route.  The incumbent, Sen. Michael Bennet, was nominated at the Democratic assembly April 16 and is unopposed in his primary.


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