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Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams admired the scenery and marveled at the warm weather during his visits with five county clerks who share a border with New Mexico to see how the southern Colorado officials fared in the Nov. 7 election.
For the most part, pretty dang good considering the clerks for the first time used new equipment from Dominion Voting Systems, and they successfully completed the first ever post-election risk-limiting audit.
Williams met with Montezuma County Clerk Kim Percell in Cortez, La Plata County Clerk Tiffany Parker in Durango, Archuleta County Clerk June Madrid in Pagosa Springs, Conejos County Clerk Lawrence Gallegos in Conejos and Costilla County Clerk Karen Garcia in San Luis.
In every county, he asked the clerks and their staffs, “Are you getting what you need from our office?”
And the answer always made Williams smile.
Williams visited all 64 clerks’ offices during his first two years in office, and is on his second round of visits.
“I love visiting with Colorado’s county clerks and other concerned citizens about elections,” the secretary said after the trip.
“I am particularly gratified by the reception we received, whether at the League of Women Voters forum in Durango or at remote county clerk’s office. So often people in southwestern Colorado feel isolated from the state. Their TV stations come out of New Mexico, and they feel like state officials only show up when a river changes color.”
Here’s a look at each county visit: