Open Line Friday!

“I know these people like I know every square inch of my glorious naked body.”

–Rush Limbaugh, on Democrats

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  1. rabblerouser says:

    The Secretary of State’s office is completely out of the forms they require you to use if you’re holding a new voter registration drive. And so are county clerks’ offices (at least the couple we tried).

    Anyone know what’s going on with that? Or when to expect more? I haven’t been able to get any info…

    • Pam Bennett says:

      You can download and print your own voter registration forms at the sos website. Also, in Spanish.  

      • GoBuffs says:

        Don’t they require a separate form if you’re registering other people? I’m pretty sure it’s fairly new but they make you use a specific form with your name and the registration drive number and a “voter receipt” if you are holding a registration drive, which you’re not allowed to photocopy. You have to get them directly from the SOS.

      • GoBuffs says:

        Q: How does the VRD Voter Registration Application differ from the standard Voter Registration Application?

        A: The VRD applications have a tear off receipt, which the applicant retains.

        Q: How do I obtain the VRD Voter Registration Application form?

        A: You may obtain the forms by request from the Secretary of State’s office (or from the office of the county clerk and recorder where you intend to conduct your voter registration drive).

        Q: Can’t I just photocopy the forms like I used to?

        A: You may not copy or reproduce the form in any way.


      • ThillyWabbit says:

        You can’t collect them, the voter has to mail it in. Voter registrtion drives have to use the special VRD form that’s coded with their VRD number. It’s a fraud prevention/detection thing.

        • ThillyWabbit says:

          You can still get work done, you just have to chase those forms and make sure people mail them back in. Take a signup sheet with you and get the person’s contact info so you can follow up with them.

          And I’d say if the SOS doesn’t have forms for you in a week, go to the media. It’s a bit ridiculous that they can’t keep up with something so basic.

    • The Obama campaign and I believe several other groups are involved in massive voter registration drives.  I’m guessing that, like this year’s caucuses, people are just getting overwhelmed.

    • ekean says:

      we are tearing through them.  We usually have between 20 and 50 forms coming in each day from the Fellows, staff, and volunteers.  Its massive.  We have more or less drained the entire state of forms at this point.  

  2. That’s an image I really didn’t need to visualize!  Some things you just can’t un-see.

  3. colojason says:

    If anyone’s interested, I just got a robocall from Republican barfly John Newsome (El Paso County DA) thanking me for supporting party unity and him in the upcoming election or something like that.  I only register Republican so I can vote in their primary so I have to admit a lot of what I heard was blah blah blah, but I do like keeping tabs on the enemy.  Basically he just touted a bunch of statistics and endorsements.

    I think his seat is safe, even given the drinking and driving that was exposed.  Any other comments?

    • DavidThi808 says:

      If he’s doing robo-calls.

    • colojason says:

      My gosh, how could I be so lucky as to hear not just John Newsome’s voice, but Doug Lamborn’s sexy voice courtesy of another robocall just now?  Being registered as a Republican is awesome!  How could my day get any better?  Wait, I know.  Doug Bruce.  I’ve gotten two flyers from him already.  Doug Bruce, I’ll be waiting by the phone until you call!  I’ve got the volume all the way up so I don’t miss it.  Right after this posting I’m going to go check the mail in case he sent me another flyer.

      Back to Doug Lamborn… Lamborn’s call stressed his record of being a Republican robot and voting with them 99.3% of the time instead of thinking for himself.  [Warning, that last part may be paraphrased somewhat.]  Other issues mentioned were immigration and his claim that he will never ever raise taxes, ever ever ever.  My gosh, I hope we never need to repave a road or build another school or something.

      Still as the nuttiest and least effective of the GOP choices, I think he’s going to get my primary vote over Jeff Crank.  But judging from the signs and bumper stickers around town, Crank has this one.

      • colojason says:

        OMG, Doug Bruce DID send me a third flyer.  I’ve died and gone to heaven.  This one touting military endorsements, “effective leadership” (did I mention this is from Doug Bruce?), and gun rights.

        And I have another one from Rayburn.  One side is about a 4×6″ area into which he has crammed what must be at least 100 names endorsing him.  Other side stresses national security, border security, economic security, and energy/fuel prices.

      • One Queer Dude says:

           Well, at least the embarrassment part!

  4. Danny the Red (hair) says:

    McCain’s broken marriage and fractured Reagan friendship

    also points out that McCain lies about the incident

    I spent as much time with Cindy in Washington and Arizona as our jobs would allow,” McCain wrote. “I was separated from Carol, but our divorce would not become final until February of 1980.”

    An examination of court documents tells a different story. McCain did not sue his wife for divorce until Feb. 19, 1980, and he wrote in his court petition that he and his wife had “cohabited” until Jan. 7 of that year — or for the first nine months of his relationship with Hensley.

    Although McCain suggested in his autobiography that months passed between his divorce and remarriage, the divorce was granted April 2, 1980, and he wed Hensley in a private ceremony five weeks later. McCain obtained an Arizona marriage license on March 6, 1980, while still legally married to his first wife.

    He likes to say he puts the country before himself, but its clear he put himself before his family.  

  5. Swing State Project has posted a list of 31 districts receiving an early $35m ad buy reservation from the DCCC, and CO-04 is on the list for $667k.  While it is one of the smaller ad buys on the list, it does show that the D-trip is looking at Musgrave’s seat with interest.

  6. ColoradoPolitical says:

    In an item that I have not seen in the Denver Post Bob Ewegen yesterday posted that his reliable sources in the Fitz-Gerald and Polis campaigns are saying that internal polls show Polis ahead.

    Does anyone have more information on internal polls taken by either Polis, Fitz-Gerald or Shafroth?  

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