On Tuesday, November 12, Republicans took a big step to ensure Colorado elections are protected. The backers of Initiative 76 submitted signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office, aiming to make citizenship requirements an issue for voters to decide on in 2020.
“Initiative 76 seeks to change the part of the state constitution that pertains to voter qualifications from ‘every citizen of the United States’ to ‘only a citizen of the United States,” Westworld reports. “Proponents say the change would remove the possibility that cities in Colorado could open up certain elections to non-citizen voters. Non-citizens are already barred from voting in state and federal elections.”
“This is a huge win for the grassroots in Colorado,” said Patrick Neville, the state minority leader and one of the prominent Colorado Republicans who helped carry ballot petition boxes into the office, at a press conference.
Backers of the initiative say they submitted over 200,000 signatures. To make the ballot, the initiative needs 124,632 valid signatures, and 2 percent of voters in each Senate district must be represented in the count. The Secretary of State’s Office will confirm in early December whether the initiative meets the standards.
Joe Stengel, a registered agent for the initiative, told CPR News that they’ll have more than enough valid signatures to qualify for the election.
Cristian Solano-Cordova, a spokesman for the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, called Initiative 76 “a conspiracy-minded propaganda piece meant to energize an anti-immigrant base for the 2020 election.”
But Stengel, a former Republican state legislator, said, “Only people eligible to vote by virtue of being a citizen should be allowed to vote. This will ensure that will take place.”
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