Yesterday, the 10th Circuit Appellate Court upheld the lower federal order declaring that the Colorado election law requiring ballot petition circulators to be state residents is unconstitutional. Therefore, this means Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado Springs), who had been reinstated on the ballot after the Secretary of State disqualified him for the reason stated above, will now almost assuredly be allowed to continue his campaign. The Secretary of State’s spokesperson confirmed that the Congressman will be on the ballot and saying the state’s only option is now to appeal to the US Supreme Court. It appears this saga may have ended.
The Republican primary election is June 26th, and Rep. Lamborn faces both state Sen. Owen Hill (R-Colorado Springs) and El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn in that contest. The Republican nominee becomes the prohibitive favorite for the November general election.
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