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Uploaded on Oct 21, 2008
Senator Ken Salazar, Representative Michael Merrifield, party chair John Morris, candidate Hal Bidlack, and other luminaries came to Colorado College after 2 more attempts by the El Paso County clerk and recorder, Bob balink, to suppress the vote at the college with LIES, deceptions, and threats to keep the students from voting for Obama.
After a great rally and some great BlueGrass music, hundreds marched down to the central polling place at Centennial Hall to vote en masse. balink had closed half of the 6 early voting precincts this year in a further suppression tactic, for which he is infamous.
balink, a republicon, sent false threats, warning of possible consequences if a student registered to vote in Colorado and is claimed as a dependent on a tax return in another state or fails to register his or her vehicle in Colorado. He claimed that students who register in Colorado must abandon any prior residency in other states and makes their departure from their parents homes permanent. BULLSHIT.
He hired a known GDop hatchetman lawyer, Erik Groves of Denver-based Zakhem-Atherton LLC (303-228-1200), to threaten students with IRS problems for their parents (costing the parents the $3,500 tax deduction) and vehicle registration fines and impoundment for voting, after telling the bald faced LIE that they couldn't vote in Colorado if they were claimed as a dependent on their parent's taxes in another state.
This is bullshit, and its not supported by law, said state Senator John Morse. As state Party Chairwoman Pat Waak pointed out, he did NOT send this information to the conservative Air Force Academy college, UCCS, PPCC, or any other college, but CC.
He later withdrew that directive and apologized for "misinterpreting" state law (BULLLSHIT) an then tried the IRS and vehicle threat to suppress the student vote.
They reacted patriotically, as you see in this video.