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Voter suppression — fact or fiction? Our secretary of state has the answer

Author: Dan Njegomir - September 5, 2017 - Updated: September 5, 2017

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…But you’ll have to show up at a Denver League of Women Voters “Drinks and Dialogue” get-together Sept. 18 at Bogeys on the Park, in Denver’s City Park West ‘hood, to learn what Williams has to say about it all. (A good guess: He will assure those who attend that there’s no voter suppression in Colorado; certainly, not on his watch.)

You even can bend the elbow with the affable elections czar during the meeting’s scheduled “social gathering,” from 5:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m., before Williams starts to talk and take questions. Just don’t expect the teetotaling Republican to hoist a tankard of anything stronger than lemonade.

Here’s more, from a League press release:

…Williams was elected Colorado’s 38th Secretary of State in 2014 after serving as the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder from 2011 to 2015.  We hope to socialize and learn about this important topic.

Q:  Why is the League of Women Voters interested in whether voter suppression is fact or fiction?

A:  The League of Women Voters has a long history of protecting voting rights.  Protecting the right to vote is indivisibly part of the League’s basic purpose and voting is a fundamental citizen right that must be guaranteed.

Q:  Why do we want to have a public dialogue with Secretary of State Wayne Williams?

A:  One of the duties of The Secretary of State is to ensure the integrity of elections. Integrity of our elections is a “hot topic” that needs to be addressed.

Bogey’s on the Park is at 2500 York Street in Denver 80205.

Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir is the opinion editor for Colorado Politics. A longtime journalist and more-than-25-year veteran of the Colorado political scene, Njegomir has been an award-winning newspaper reporter, an editorial page editor, a senior legislative staffer at the State Capitol and a political consultant.