DNC worried about voters unregistering in Colorado

From McClatchy:

Top officials in the Democratic National Committee are worried about a sudden drop in voter registrations in Colorado, concerned that President Donald Trump’s new election commission is encouraging Democrats across the country to remove themselves from the electoral grid for fear of revealing personal information to the GOP leadership.

Led by DNC Chairman Tom Perez, they’ve begun an effort — in conjunction with the Colorado Democratic Party — to persuade other members of the party’s rank-and-file to stay registered.

“If you unregister, you are giving a victory to proponents of voter suppression,” Perez said in an interview with McClatchy.

Denying the GOP a victory on this issue, he said, is the party’s new rallying cry.

“That’s our message,” Perez said. “And we’re out there delivering that message in every way possible.”

More than 3,000 Colorado voters have unregistered since Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity requested personal data on voters in late June, according to the Colorado Secretary of State’s office. The commission, created to investigate alleged voter fraud in states across the country, drew bipartisan backlash this month with its request, with officials in both parties declining to provide the information out of concern for voters’ privacy.

The Colorado voters who withdrew their registration represent less than one-tenth of 1 percent of the state’s total number of registered voters, said officials with the Colorado secretary of state’s office. And Democratic officials say they haven’t seen widespread examples of voters revoking their registration in other states.

But to Perez, the case in Colorado is an example of the Trump-created commission trying to make it more difficult to vote. He and other Democrats have accused the group of laying the groundwork for Republican-led efforts that would make voting more difficult. (Trump has said, without evidence, that three to five million men and women voted illegally in the last election. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 3 million.)

“The commission has nothing to do with election integrity and everything to do with voter suppression,” Perez said.

The chairman said the DNC is working closely with the Colorado Democratic Party to spread the word to voters not to unregister. It’s part of a broader effort from the DNC to offer more support to state parties: The committee last week announced a new initiative to funnel more money to them as well as hiring additional staff to offer support.

“What we’re seeing in Colorado, we hope that doesn’t spread elsewhere,” said one DNC official. “That’s why we’re working on educating voters across the country about this. We’re not trying to incite panic, but the DNC itself is monitoring this situation and is concerned by what we’re seeing.”

Kris Kobach, the Republican secretary of state in Kansas and vice chairman of Trump’s commission, dismissed concerns about voters withdrawing their registration.

“It could be a number of things,” he said, according to Breitbart. “It could be, actually, people who are not qualified to vote, perhaps someone who is a felon and is disqualified that way, or someone who is not a U.S. citizen saying, ‘I’m withdrawing my voter registration because I am not able to vote.’ It could be a political stunt – people who are trying to discredit the Commission and withdrawing temporarily because they are politically active but planning to get back on the voter rolls before the election next November.”

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I like how the Dims are trying to shine this turd.  Anyone want to take bets that the reason people are bailing on their registrations is because they know a knock on the door is coming?

~ Hardnox

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13 Responses to DNC worried about voters unregistering in Colorado

  1. Ragnar says:

    Just a thought, but maybe those people who un-registered are dead, don’t exist, etc. Just guessing based on how the demoturds roll!

    • Hardnox says:

      Could be, but how would a dead person unregister? My guess is that they are illegals who are now in double jeopardy now that ICE is now actually doing their job.

    • vonMesser says:

      The dead and non-existent cannot unregister themselves. These are people going down and cancelling their registration. Illegals? Multiple registered places of voting (Colorado and Wyoming?) are the most probable reasons.

  2. Shar says:

    Sounds like felons or illegals. It would be too far fetched to believe they smartened up.

  3. Dynalady says:

    Or they are voters who are registered in more than one county/state. Would be difficult to track down & prove that its the same person, esp if they used aliases. The fact that so many have withdrawn (I don’t even know how you ‘unregister’) so quickly suggests that it is obvious that they are registered AND voted in many different places at once.

    Looks like a great place to start an investigation!

  4. I.R. Wayright says:

    I’d like to think some are dropping out because they are ashamed to be associated with the dem party.

  5. SafeSpace says:

    This story is hilarious! For the past two decades, the dems have posted fake news stories about conservatives supposedly suppressing voter registration by employing tactics such as voter ID laws. And the dems succeeded in “registering” literally millions of bogus voters — just look at the stories about how Obama won in 2012. Now, as the lovely Jeremiah Wright might say, the dems’ “chickens are comin’ home to roost”. And as always, when they get blindsided by truth karma, the dems wail and cry foul. I love it!

  6. Terry says:

    I guess you don’t need an I.D. to un-register either. Maybe every Colorado republican could go and un-register a dem they know by pretending to be them. Then watch the fun on election day.

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