UPDATE #2: It sounds like Ryan Frazier will be challenging the Secretary of State’s ruling:
RE: The news from the Secretary of State, We presented more than enough valid signatures, and are fully prepared to win that argument.
— Ryan Frazier (@RyanLFrazier) April 28, 2016
UPDATE: It will be interesting to see if either Blaha or Frazier (or both) now get involved in Jon Keyser’s legal challenge. If Keyser remains off the ballot, then Blaha and Frazier would have a bigger list of signers to include on their lists (check here for more information).
From the Secretary of State’s office:
U.S. Senate candidates Robert Blaha and Ryan Frazier were declared insufficient to appear on the Republican primary ballot, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today.
They were required to gather 1,500 signatures from Republican voters in each of Colorado’s seven congressional districts for a total of 10,500 signatures per candidate. The Secretary of State’s office conducted a line-by-line review of their petitions.
Blaha, a Colorado Springs businessman, submitted 17,844 petition signatures to the Secretary of State’s office. Of that, 10,507 were deemed valid. He was short in three congressional districts.
Frazier, a former Aurora City Council member, submitted 18,581 petition signatures. Of that, 11,108 were deemed valid. He was short in four congressional districts.
Signatures were rejected for a variety of reasons, including the signer was not a Republican, the signer’s address did not match voter registration records, duplicate signatures and notary errors.
Blaha came up short 151 signatures in CD-1, 169 in CD-3, and 49 in CD-6 (here is the signature report for Robert Blaha).
Frazier was short 52 signatures in CD-1, six in CD-2, 306 in CD-3, and 44 in CD-6 (here is the signature report for Ryan Frazier).