A judge has ordered the El Paso County GOP to redo an assembly election in which a sitting state representative was blocked from the June 28 primary ballot by an upstart candidate who was convicted of a felony last year.
Denver District Court Judge Marie Avery Moses found Tuesday that one of the 41 delegates who cast votes in the House District 21 Republican assembly last month was ineligible. That delegate testified that she backed the upstart candidate, Karl Dent.
Without the ineligible delegate’s vote, the incumbent, state Rep. Mary Bradfield of Colorado Springs, would have made the ballot.
Candidates needed to secure 30% of the delegate vote at the assembly to make the primary ballot. Dent drew 60.9% of the vote compared with Bradfield at 29.2%, just short of qualifying. A third…
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