The panel of CIO discusses a law suit filed against Scott Gessler and Adams County Clerk, Karen Long for printing errors that placed individual ID numbers on ballots. They are concerned that votes can be traced back to individuals and was not announced until after the election.

Secretary of State Scott Gessler

Secretary of State Scott Gessler(Hyoung Chang, Denver Post file photo)

A group of voters has sued Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler and Adams County Clerk Karen Long over the fact that nearly all ballots in last month’s election could be traced to the Adams County individuals who cast them.

The suit, filed Tuesday night in Adams County District Court, demands that a judge void the county’s election. There are six plaintiffs in the suit, including Adams County Republican Party Chair Gary Mikes.

The suit further cites Long, a Democrat, for not revealing the printing error that placed a unique voter identification number on both the ballot and the return envelope until after the deadline for a recount had passed.

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Colorado ballots 2014

(RJ Sangosti, Denver Post file)

Adams County is coming under increasing scrutiny — including the prospect of a legal challenge in court — after County Clerk Karen Long did not disclose that nearly 200,000 ballots in the November election could be traced back to individual voters.

Gary Mikes, chairman of the Adams County Republicans, said Long should have come forward about the erroneously marked ballots six weeks ago, when she first detected the problem in late October.

Long did not notify the secretary of state’s office of the error until Dec. 9, and issued a news release the next day.

“It was her responsibility to inform everybody when she found that out,” Mikes said.

Though Long was not required to tell the secretary of state as soon as she knew about the problem, spokesman Rich Coolidge said his office was “frustrated that the clerk kept us in the dark on this issue.

“We’re continuing to play catch-up and trying to identify the best path moving forward,” he said in an e-mail.

In the meantime, a group of Adams County voters is planning this week to sue the clerk’s office over the validity of the election, poll watcher Marilyn Marks said. She declined Monday to share the names of plaintiffs in the matter but said a suit could be filed as early as Tuesday. Continue reading


Under the Obama presidency, the country has witnessed Christian owned bakeries be forced to go against their religious beliefs and be ordered to bake a cake for gay weddings or face jail time or fines. The gaystapo has gone out in full force attack against these bakeries with protests and intimidation. Some of these bakeries have chosen to fight back and others have closed down after they could not longer afford to fight.

They were told that they could not force their beliefs upon others and had no right to deny service to someone just because gay marriage violated their religious beliefs. Well, what would happen if gay bakeries were approached with an order to make a pro-traditional marriage cake with the message “Gay Marriage is Wrong,” or something to that effect?

Theodore Shoebat, who runs the site, decided to find out. He spent time calling numerous gay owned bakeries to request a traditional marriage supporting cake. He was met with anger, animosity, threats, and even profanity. Some even directly asked him why they would bake such a cake when it goes against their beliefs.

The federal government is not threatening to shut these businesses down. They are not being sued for denial of ‘equal rights’ to a cake. They are not being told they need to abandon their belief system and provide services to everyone. Those types of threats are obviously only reserved for Christians.


A voter places a sticker indicating that he has cast his ballot in Manassas, Virginia in this November 4, 2008 file photo.

A voter places a sticker indicating that he has cast his ballot in Manassas, Virginia in this November 4, 2008 file photo. (Karen Bleier, AFP file photo)


Adams County election officials acknowledged another ballot printing error — the third in this election season — that they say could have compromised voters’ anonymity.

Adams County Clerk and Recorder Karen Long said a ballot printing vendor, Runbeck Election Systems, inadvertently included a number on ballots for the Nov. 4 election that could be connected to a voter’s identity.

Long said the error was noticed four days into the counting process, but she decided not to announce it until ballots were accessible after certification.

“We were concerned that disclosing this mistake during the election process could have unnecessarily impacted voter turnout,” she said in a news release issued Wednesday evening.

Long said at no point during the counting process was the identity of any Adams County voter compromised. She said the identifiable number will be redacted, on Runbeck’s dime, prior to anyone accessing the ballots through the Colorado Open Records Act.

The Arizona-based company has been blamed for two prior ballot printing errors in Adams County this year. In October, as many as 243 voters received duplicate ballots, while a malfunctioning piece of equipment used by Runbeck caused at least 94 Adams County voters to receive the wrong ballots.


steve laffey8The NSRF is inviting the Adams County Republicans and the Reagan Club of Colorado to join us for this pre-Christmas meeting as it seems that the government creates more problems than it solves. Think Gun Magazine Capacity, Voter ID, Green Energy, Immigration, ObamaCare, the EPA, spending more money on Social Justice programs and increasing the U.S. Debt

How do we fix America? Is there a solution?

Steve Laffey was elected mayor of Cranston, RI as they were on the brink of bankruptcy. Two years later, the town had a budget surplus thanks to his ideas.

How did he do it? Can those principles be applied to America?

Join us to hear Steve explain his ideas and answer your questions.steve laffey2

Admission is $3 for NSRF members and $ for non-members. Plus we’re asking everyone to bring at least two cans of food that we will donate to the COFU Food Bank.  You can learn about them below.

Join us on Saturday, December 13th from 9:00am-11:00am at Horan & McConaty’s Community Room, 9998 Grant Street in Thornton with the doors open at 8:30am.

Best of all, the NSRF is inviting the Adams County Republicans and the Reagan Club of Colorado to join us for this pre-Christmas meeting. We’re having breakfast burritos from Santiagos, coffee, bottled water, fruit, and homemade pastries,

We sure hope you can join us!

steve laffey7Steve Laffey was elected mayor of Cranston, Rhode Island, in 2002, and reelected by the widest margin in Cranston history in 2004. Before entering politics he had had a successful career in finance, including a stint as president and COO of Morgan Keegan, an investment bank in Memphis. He’s written books, produced a DVD, and ran for political office. You can purchase his  book at and/or his DVD at:

US Debt clock at $18 trillion

Who COFU is!

Community of Faith United originated from a coalition of Christian Faith based Organizations and local governments in the north metro Denver cities of Thornton, Northglenn, Federal Heights, Westminster and Broomfield as well as areas of unincorporated Adams County.
The purpose of Community of Faith United is to be an independent organization under the guidance of the Christian faith community, separate from the doctrinal and evangelistic agendas of individual ministries, and focused on programs that are for the betterment of the community at large.


There are many, many jokes about President Obama, though you wouldn’t know it by the relative and admitted silence of several well-known comedians.  Though these folks lack the courage to include the president in their material, thankfully not everyone is afraid of their own shadow.


> Bob: “Did you hear about the Obama administration scandal?,

> Jim: “You mean the Mexican gun running?”

> Bob: “No, the other one.”

> Jim: “You mean SEAL Team 6?”

 > Bob: “No, the other one.”

> Jim: “You mean the State Dept. lying about Benghazi?”

> Bob: “No, the other one.”

> Jim: “You mean voter fraud?”

> Bob: “No, the other one.”

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