Nov 19, 2010

CO: Independents Make Up a Third of the Electorate, but Have No Representation in Government

From the Colorado Independent:
Three-term incumbent Kathleen Curry finally threw in the towel in her write-in state House bid Wednesday afternoon, conceding to Democrat Roger Wilson but vowing to keep fighting to represent independent voters. . . .

According to state law, Curry changed her affiliation [from Democrat to Independent] too late in the process to be included on the ballot, forcing her to run as a write-in candidate, but she fought hard to show a path forward for other independents outside of the state’s two-party system. Unaffiliated voters make up about a third of the electorate in Colorado, with the GOP and the Dems roughly splitting the other two-thirds.

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