You nailed it. Ballots are supposed to be mailed to all the voters, but they were not for this election. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was correct, this was voter suppression pure and simple.
Originally Posted by Mr.Nick
How Aberrant Voting Rules May Have Just Handed A Big Victory To The NRA | ThinkProgress
Two Colorado State Senate Democrats were recalled Tuesday, driven in large part by gun rights supporters angry over new ammunition limits
past in March. With unusually low turnout — and a razor-thin final margin in one of the districts — the irregular rules used for the recall elections may have made the difference in one or both races.
More than 71 percent
of registered Colorado voters participated in the November 2012 election — the third highest turnout rate in the nation. Much of that owed to Colorado’s vote-by-mail option, which has been available for the past several elections. Indeed, as much as 70 percent
of Colorado’s votes were cast by mail-in-ballots in recent elections. A new state voting rights expansion
, enacted in May, further updated state law to create automatic mail-in balloting for all voters.
Despite this new law, the abbreviated calendar for the recall ultimately prevented clerks from automatically mailing out ballots in time to comply with constitutional time requirements
. Rather than vote in the normal way or at a local precinct, citizens were required to show up at their choice of a few at-large polling locations
established by the counties. The judicial wrangling over the mechanics of the recall dragged on through much of August and many voters were reportedly confused
about where and when to vote.
was a massive drop-off in turnout.