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Mon Nov 5, 2012, 12:58 PM

Damn, there has to be a better way to determine who to retain as justices on CO ballet

That judicial group that supposedly makes recommendations almost never votes to NOT retain anyone.

So, I google the names looking for controversy. Gotta be a better way.....

Thoughts?


I just retained them all, feeling very uninformed and probably a pawn. But, off to hand deliver my mail in ballot.

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Reply Damn, there has to be a better way to determine who to retain as justices on CO ballet (Original post)
hlthe2b Nov 2012 OP
SheilaT Nov 2012 #1
Democrats_win Nov 2012 #2
h2ebits Nov 2012 #3
hlthe2b Nov 2012 #4
luckyleftyme2 Feb 2013 #6
hlthe2b Feb 2013 #7
Panasonic Nov 2012 #5

Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 01:01 PM

1. That's true everywhere.

A judge has to be incredibly awful for the judicial group or even the local newspaper to suggest that they not be retained.

I suppose you could do a bunch of research on each of the judges to decide if they warrant your vote to retain. It's distantly possible that a non-partisan group like the League of Women Voters can give you an assessment of the judges.

Often, because I haven't a clue about the judges myself, I simply don't mark that part of the ballot.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 01:10 PM

2. Try to determine who appointed them R or D.

The blue book that is mailed to the voters usually tells when they were appointed. So you match up the years of the governor's term with the year they were appointed. All you really need to know is that the Republican was governor form January 12, 1999 till January 12, 2007. So if they fall in those years, they should be thrown out.

Wikipedia has a table for the Colorado governor's terms

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Governor

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 04:56 PM

3. Read the election ballot information booklet.

I rejected a handful of the judges in Colorado just based on reading the ballot information booklet that was mailed to my house. Yes, the group did vote to retain 100% but the comment section does say enough to give you a moment to think about whether you agree with the judicial group or not.

I have a friend who voted no on many of the judges--including the sitting state supreme court judge.

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Response to h2ebits (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 07:15 PM

4. I didn't receive one... Downloaded voter guide info available online & that wasn't included

I've been out of state the past six weeks dealing with post surgical recovery of a close family member. My mail was held and I got my ballot but no blue book. 'Had to turn in the ballot today because I will be totally unavailable tomorrow.

So, since you received one, which justices did you believe should NOT be retained?

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:00 PM

6. YOUR LAST POST


SEEMS YOU RARELY POST WOULD BE NEARER THE FACT! MAY 20TH?
WATCH THIS ONE FOLKS!

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Response to luckyleftyme2 (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:56 PM

7. Does anyone have a clue what this poster is trying to say?????

I can only guess the the bars had a "12 for one" in his area because this post (in reply to an election-related thread from November) makes no sense whatsoever (but apparently I am to be "watched"... )

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:11 PM

5. I was a juror for one of the justices that was up for election

 

She did a good job on that case, and I retained her, of course.

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