Colorado spent more than $200,000 in printing costs and extra postage this fall because the deadline for withdrawing ballot measures comes too close to Election Day, according to a study from the University of Denver.
Amendments 53, 55, 56 and 57 were withdrawn by labor groups by an Oct. 2 deadline. But it was too late to keep them off the printed ballot.
DU’s Center for Colorado’s Economic Future offered some advice for the state legislature: rethink the law that allows ballot initiatives to be pulled as late as 33 days before the election.
Changing the law on the withdrawal deadline may not be a bad idea, but here’s an even better one. Seeing as how Protect Colorado’s
Culture of Corruption Future (PCF) – which held the state and business leaders hostage with its ballot scam – has raised north of $10 million, why not send the bill to them? Sort of an extortion processing fee.