Earlier this week, Sen. Ted Harvey proposed an amendment to a bill that would have protected the identity of Colorado voters who vote in small districts whose identity could be compromised by virtue of the fact that they’re one of just a few voters. Because Democrats say no to every initiative that Republicans put forth, it wasn’t surprising that Harvey’s amendment got some pushback from Democratic Sen. Jesse Ulibarri. What was surprising was that Ulibarri actually took a citizen to task on the Senate floor. That’s unheard of. See the video below.
Unfortunately for Ulibarri, his inappropriateness only underscores the necessity for Harvey’s amendment. Why should ballots be anonymous? So state Senators can’t single out political opponents on the Senate floor.