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Colorado SoS Election: Update

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November 13, 2006

According to a report this morning, Denver still has 3820 absentee ballots to count, because they were unable to be read by the machines due to smudging or other damage. Duplicate ballots will be prepared by a bipartisan panel today. In addition, Denver has yet to verify the eligibility of one-third of the 3000 provisional ballots it has, as well as to count all the provisional ballots it verifies.

The number of uncounted ballots from other counties, including Pueblo, remains unknown, and Democratic candidate Ken Gordon is still waiting on a final count before deciding his next move. It is unclear how the absentee ballots that were counted on Sunday, which numbered 10,000 to 15,000 thousand depending on which report one uses (compare herehere and here), change the margin that separate Gordon from the Republican candidate, Mike Coffman.