Frazier ballot battle at state's highest court

Posted at 4:04 PM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 18:04:17-04

Ryan Frazier has taken his fight to remain a U.S. Senate candidate to the Colorado Supreme Court.

Friday, Frazier's campaign filed the final papers requested by the state's highest court.

Earlier this month, the Colorado Secretary of State's office ruled Frazier's campaign had not collected enough valid signatures from each of the state's seven congressional districts to put his name on the ballot.

"These were technical or relatively small errors where the voter might not have updated their most recent address but they still live in the same town, the same congressional district and the Secretary of State's office even gives them the same voter ID, yet that person's signature was thrown out," Frazier told Denver7's Anne Trujillo during Friday's taping of Politics Unplugged

Because of the timing of the Secretary of State's ruling, a lower court ruled that Frazier's name could be printed on the ballot in order to get them in the mail on time, but said that votes cast for Frazier may not count if his campaign could not prove that enough of the rejected signatures should in fact count.

"My name is on the ballot and we’re fighting to make sure every vote counts," Frazier added, "and we are confident the reason the state Supreme Court has taken up our case is because they, too, see that the system is flawed and needs to be fixed." 

There is no time frame for the court to rule on the issue.

The primary election is June 28.

You can see more of Frazier's interview with Anne Trujillo this Sunday at 4 p.m. on Politics Unplugged.


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