Revealing Politics Launches Colorado Recall Transparency Project
Colorado Springs (September 4, 2013) - Today, Revealing Politics announced the launch of the Colorado Recall Transparency Project, which will provide live-stream coverage of the Colorado Senate District 11 special election. The special election was sparked by state Sen. John Morse’s, D-Colorado Springs, blatant disregard for the will of his constituents.
“Morse earned his recall. Fair and simple,” said Kelly Maher. “Now we just have to make sure this election is fair, and simple. This project is all about transparency and people’s rights.”
Hopefully, live-stream coverage of the polling locations will yield very little footage of interest, but Revealing Politics cameras will be there to document if anything out-of-the-ordinary happens.
The Revealing Politics team will be available to document any lines outside of polling locations, conduct interviews with voters and poll watchers who would like to have their experience relayed to viewers, and to expose any electioneering or voter intimidation tactics that may arise.
“Our goal here is to protect the citizens of Colorado Springs and make sure their special election goes smoothly,” Maher continued. “We will be helping voters find locations with the shortest lines and document whether lines are long due to implementation of new same-day voter registration laws.”
“We have a series of channels through which poll watchers can easily step outside of polling locations and quickly report voting irregularities. The footage can be quickly edited to be sent out nationally in real time.”
Each polling location will have a trained person while open for uninterrupted coverage. Voters, trained staff and interested parties will be able to follow the live-streams and can relay their experiences at polling locations or highlight any interesting video through the twitter hashtag, #revealingrecall
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