On Monday, which marked the first day of early voting, the Colorado Republican Party filed a former complaint to the Larimer County Clerk’s office due to materials paid for by the Democratic Party and Obama for America that were displayed near the Lory Student Center.
According to the complaint, Obama signs were displayed within 100 feet of the LSC, which serves as a polling place. In addition, the complaint alleges that operatives from the Democratic Party and Obama for America were offering “students and passers-by free Obama campaign t-shirts and pizza in exchange for voting,” at a booth in the Lory Student Center Plaza.
This is a misdemeanor under C.R.S. 1-13-720.
The complaint was initially brought to the Colorado Republican Party by Rachel Drechsler, a senior political science major and the treasurer for the CSU College Republicans.
Larimer County Clerk Scott Doyle said the situation has been rectified. This was the first such complaint that he’s seen in 12 years.
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