While many had hoped redistricting would make Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District more competitive, it ended up doing the opposite. It increased Republicans’ advantage by an additional nine points.
This result is not lost on beleaguered CD-3 voters who, over the last two years, have been deeply embarrassed by extremist Republican elected officials like rabidly-right wing House Rep. Lauren Boebert and election-denier-to-the-point-of-insanity Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, both of whom, in addition to behaving terribly and in some cases denying voters their honest services, have also been exploiting their offices to rake in millions of dollars from like-minded, loony far-right wingers across the country who think they’re terrific.
To combat western Colorado trend of electing obviously unqualified, crass, shallow-thinking, extremist, far right Q-Anon conspiracists who exploit their positions to cash in personally, many CD-3 electors have re-registered as unaffiliated voters so they can vote the Republican ballot in the June primary and have at least some say who will run for office in the November general election. In effect, they are becoming Republicans for the primary election so they can vote for the least obnoxious, offensive Republicans, to try and push the worst of them off the ballot completely before the fall general election.
How to register unaffiliated and vote a Republican ballot in the primary:
If you want to help bring more sanity to western Colorado’s representation, you can do it quickly and easily by going online and changing your party affiliation. This will let you vote against Lauren Boebert, Tina Peters, Julie Fisher (the new Tina Peters who is trying to get elected as Mesa County Clerk) and other awful Republican candidates in the June 28th primary election.
Here’s how to do it, step by step:
— Go to GoVoteColorado.gov.
— Under “View or update my voter record,” click “Change party affiliation or choose my primary ballot.”
— Enter your name, zip code, date of birth and click the “Not a Robot” Captcha. Then click “Search,” then “Edit” and enter either the last 4 numbers of your Social Security number or your Colorado Driver’s License number. Then complete the Captcha and click “Submit.”
— You’ll get a drop-down box for party affiliation. Select “Unaffiliated.”
— Under that you’ll see the words “Primary Election.” It will say, “You didn’t select a party, but you can still vote in primary elections. If you want to choose now which party’s ballot you will get in the next primary election, select one below.” Select the Republican ballot.
— Check over all the info for correctness, such as residential and mailing address, click “Next,” then “Review,” and “Next.”
— Check the two boxes to affirm you’re a U.S. citizen, are of minimum voting age, are not in a correctional facility, etc. and to authorize the use of your signature for voting purposes, then click “Submit.”