Frazier's ballot fight back in district court

Posted at 4:19 PM, May 24, 2016

Republican Senate candidate Ryan Frazier's fight to remain a candidate in the primary election is not over yet.

Frazier appealed to the Colorado Supreme Court last week in attempt to get at least some of the 117 signatures thrown out by the Secretary of State's office to count.

Tuesday, the court ruled that 49 of those signatures should be accepted, including 45 collected by a man who left his own apartment number off of the petition.  The court ruled the signature collector met the standard of substantial compliance needed and accepted those signatures.

That portion of the ruling leaves Frazier 30 signatures shy of qualifying as a candidate.

The fate of 51 of 68 additional signatures tossed out by the Secretary of State are now back in the hands of  the district court.  Most of those signatures were tossed out by the Secretary of State's office due to incorrect or incomplete voter information.  At a hearing earlier this month, Frazier's campaign presented testimony that 51 of those signatures should be accepted.

Saying the lower court did not make any "findings or conclusions of law" regarding those signatures, the high court sent those 51 signatures back to the district court for a ruling before 5 p.m. Friday, May 27.