Denver, April 3, 2020 – The Elections Division of the Colorado Secretary of State’s office announced today that Proposed Initiative 120 (“Prohibition on Late-Term Abortion”) did not obtain the sufficient number of signatures needed to qualify for the 2020 General Election ballot.
The “Prohibition on Late-Term Abortion” Initiative submitted 137,624 petition signatures, needing 124,632 valid signatures to qualify for inclusion on the 2020 ballot. After a 5% random sample of qualified signatures, the Elections Division determined the projected verification level to be 97.51%, falling within 90-110% of the number required and thereby necessitating line-by-line signature verification. After examining and reviewing each signature, the Secretary of State’s Office determined that 114,647 signatures were valid, falling short of the 124,632 valid signature threshold. These requirements are outlined by Article V, Section 1 (3) of the Colorado constitution.
As outlined in the law, the proponents are afforded an opportunity to cure the insufficiency. By order of a district court, the proponents secured a suspension of the period in which they may acquire the sufficient number of valid signatures. The cure period will now begin on April 12 and end at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 27
Line-By-Line Verification Summary:
Total number of qualified signature lines: 137,624
Total number of entries accepted (valid): 114,647
Total number of entries rejected (invalid): 22,977
Total number of valid signatures required for placement on ballot: 124,632
By getting Initiative 120 on the ballot in 2020, we can end the barbaric practice of late-term abortion in Colorado.
LET’S REBUILD THE CULTURE OF LIFE IN COLORADO
The people of Colorado have a unique opportunity to end abortions of babies from 22 weeks through birth. To get Initiative 120 on the Colorado ballot in November 2020, we need your help:
- Make sure you are registered to vote in Colorado. You can check your registration at this link and, if need be, register here.
- Sign a petition to put Initiative 120 on the ballot. Here’s a list of parishes in northern Colorado collecting signatures.
- If possible, lead a petition signature drive at your parish, at another house of worship or other location. Here’s how.
If each of us commits to getting a few hundred signatures, we can reach the goal of 124,632 valid signatures. Learn more at DueDateTooLate.com.
Colorado was the first state, in 1967, to lift restrictions on abortion. It remains a destination for late-term abortions. Let’s join together to rebuild a culture that cherishes every human life. With questions, and for media inquiries, contact Lynn Grandon or Deacon Geoff Bennett at gro.revnedcc@efil or call 720-799-9212.