Sep 21, 2012 5:58 PM by AP posted by Juice Godfrey

Dems, unaffiliated majority of non-citizen voters

DENVER (AP) - Democrats and unaffiliated voters make up the vast majority of the 141 people Colorado election officials say are not citizens and illegally registered to vote.

Information provided by the office of Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler shows 60 of the suspected non-citizens are unaffiliated and another 58 are Democrats. Another 17 are Republicans and six belong to minor parties.

Gessler critics have long questioned his political motives and argue that Democrats and unaffiliated voters are the most likely to be challenged.

Gessler spokesman Rich Coolidge said Friday such accusations "are false and reckless."

The voters whose citizenship is questioned once provided proof of non-citizenship, such as a green card, when getting a driver's license.

Gessler arrived at the 141 number after checking a federal immigration database. He initially sent letters to 3,903 voters.


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