During a lengthy hearing of the House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee on House Bill 1050 on January 30, 2012, Democratic state Rep. Joe Salazar claimed that Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia received a letter from the Secretary of State’s office asking him to prove his citizenship.
The only problem? It’s totally false, according to our source, who said the letter that Lt. Gov. Garcia received simply notified him that he was listed as inactive as his primary ballot was returned to the Pueblo County Clerk as “undeliverable”.
Listen to Rep. Salazar spew his misinformation here:
Here’s a partial transcript of the audio:
“I know that you’re saying that these individuals should be alerted, but this voter eligibility registration form that you’ve provided. This is the same one that was sent to our own Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia, where they questioned his citizenship status.”
That’s ok, Rep. Salazar. Don’t let the truth stand in the way of your talking point.