Gessler alerts Colo. DAs of suspected noncitizens who have voted

Article subtitle: 
The 155 have voted in one or more past elections
Article author: 
Ivan Moreno
Article publisher: 
The Denver Post
Article date: 
July 1, 2013
Article category: 
Colorado News
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The names of 155 suspected noncitizens who have cast ballots in Colorado elections are being sent to prosecutors, Secretary of State Scott Gessler said Monday, continuing a contentious debate between Gessler and critics who question the validity of his findings.
The voters are among 4,201 people who have received letters from Gessler, the state's elections chief, asking them to clarify their status since last summer in the lead-up to the 2012 contests. The 155 have voted in one or more past elections, and did not reply to the letters, Gessler's office said.
Gessler said he had "no choice but to refer these cases to law enforcement for investigation and prosecution."

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In 2002, Eagle County Colo; voters passed a property tax increase to fund Open Space public purchases. It passed by 51 votes, out of around 20,000 registered Eagle County voters. That tax has generated more than $20 million as of June 2009.