Monday, June 20, 2016

Signature Gathering – The Toughest Part of U.S. Senate Campaign

Gathering the signatures to get on the Colorado U.S. Senate ballot has proven to be the toughest part
Jon Keyser
of a candidate’s job. The firms hired to collect the signatures had major challenges, and failed three Republican candidates who had to go to court to get on the June 28 printed ballot.

Jon Keyser is still dealing with the problems due to one of his petitioners forging signatures.

The flaw in the system that led to this year’s imbroglios is the assumption by candidates, campaigns and signature firms that Republican voters will sign petitions for candidates they have never heard of. The requirement that signatures must come from all seven congressional districts means that self-motivated, but unknown, candidates place a difficult burden on signature companies.

Read 9News story: Signature gatherer who faked names felt pressured to meet quota

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