FRACTURED, Part III: Why Colorado’s anti-fracking measures didn’t make the ballot

The fractivists were prepared for this.

Before turning in the more than 200,000 ballot petition signatures they collected to qualify two anti-fracking measures for the November ballot, members of the Yes for Health and Safety Over Fracking campaign took photographs of every single petition page.

After Secretary of State Wayne Williams’ office announced last week that they had failed to gather enough valid signatures to qualify the ballot initiatives, the grassroots organizers settled in for hours upon hours of painstaking work. More than 30 volunteers are now in the process of finding and reviewing every disqualified signature, line by line, hoping to find enough that were unfairly thrown out to warrant a recount.

It’s possible. But the numbers don’t look promising. For the full story, read it here, in the Colorado Independent.

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