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Sec. of State Scott Gessler says 141 non-citizens illegally registered to vote
No plan to challenge voter status
1:28 PM, Sep 8, 2012
9:22 PM, Sep 9, 2012
Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler says 141 non-citizens are illegally registered to vote in Colorado but he's backed off from a divisive plan to hold hearings to challenge their status before November.
Gessler announced Friday he's sending the names of those registered voters to county clerks so they're aware of their status. But he says there's not enough time to hold challenge hearings.
He says a federal database found 141 non-citizens registered to vote. But those voters could still verify their status.
Gessler says 35 of those previously voted.
Gessler's search for non-citizen voters began with a pool of 3,903 people he sent letters to challenging their status. He was criticized by Democrats who say his search is a witch-hunt that risks disenfranchising eligible voters in a battleground state.