With a lawsuit filed in Denver, the battle to get a personhood
amendment on Colorado's November ballot is not over.
Last August, the secretary of state's office rejected several
thousand petition signatures, disqualifying the proposed
constitutional amendment from a place on the ballot. Spokesperson
Jennifer Mason tells OneNewsNow the Personhood
Colorado campaign was gypped.
"They had discounted, as far as we can
tell, about 7,000 valid voter signatures, and they're claiming that
we missed the ballot by 3,800," she reports. "So, we believe we
have definitely more than enough ballot signatures to appear on the
ballot, and we are essentially just demanding our legal
The state also provides a curing period, which is really an
extension to get the needed signatures. But that did not apply to
the personhood campaign.
"We were denied a curing period at all. Every other amendment
had an extra 15 days to make up lost or dismissed signatures. In
addition to that, we actually had a month less of petitioning time
than any other initiative in the state," Mason explains. "By
Planned Parenthood, it's one of their tactics to keep us off the
ballot. They sued us, and they lost; however, we were not allowed
to make up that missing petitioning time."
So, in its battle against tough odds, Personhood Colorado
will have wait a while to see if citizens will be allowed to vote
on language that establishes when life begins.
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