As Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Co.) faces calls to be disqualified from running for re-election because of her participation in the Capitol insurrection, a Denver judge has ruled that her GOP primary opponent will remain on the ballot.
State Senator Don Coram (R) is challenging Boebert for her House seat over her embarrassing behavior since she took office in January 2021, behavior that includes live-tweeting the location of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as Trump supporters were targeting Pelosi for assassination during the attempted coup on January 6th.
Of course, Boebert and her supporters don’t want to lose power, so they filed a lawsuit to disqualify Coram from the ballot. The pro-Boebert group complained about the petition process Coram used to qualify for the ballot, alleging that 390 of the signatures should have been rejected. Republicans have demonstrated repeatedly as of late that they will attack any part of the legal election process that threatens their hold on office. For instance, they complained about signatures on mail-in ballots during the 2020 Election, especially in Georgia, even though no evidence of fraud has ever been found or presented.
This week, Judge Alex Myers ruled against Boebert.
According to The Colorado Sun:
A lawsuit filed by a group that includes a man who has tried to discredit Coram and another who has donated to Boebert’s campaign alleged that 390 of the 1,568 petition signatures submitted by Coram and accepted by the Secretary of State’s Office were flawed. If the judge agreed, Coram would have fallen below the 1,500-signature threshold he needed to meet to make the primary ballot.
But Myers, in a 14-page ruling, found that only 19 of the signatures accepted by the Secretary of State’s Office should have been rejected, not enough to disqualify Coram from the primary.
Boebert’s support in her district has been weakening ever since she took office. Her ignorance has frequently taken center stage, embarrassing her constituents in the process. She has repeatedly demonstrated that she is unfit to serve in Congress and that Colorado deserves better.
Colorado Republicans have a chance to fix their mistake in the primary. If they fail, Colorado voters can fix it for them in November.
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