‘Oh my God … I’m Republican’ | AspenTimes.com

‘Oh my God … I’m Republican’

Janet Urquhart

Pitkin County may be a hotbed of liberalism, but the Republican Party undoubtedly gained ground in Tuesday’s primary election.An as-yet-untallied number of unaffiliated voters chose to register as members of the Grand Old Party at the polls so they could cast ballots in the various Republican races, including the District 3 congressional showdown and the face-off for district attorney.Poll workers in Precinct 1 reported numerous unaffiliated voters choosing to fill out the form to register as a Republican, if only for this week’s election.In Pitkin County, 1,730 voters went to the polls Tuesday. Clerk and Recorder Silvia Davis said her office has not yet tallied up the number of individuals who made the switch from unaffiliated voter to Republican.”As people were affiliating, they were saying, ‘Oh my God, don’t let anybody know I’m a Republican.’ It was funny,” Davis said.Voters who don’t want to be Republicans anymore will have to fill out a new form at the clerk and recorder’s office to change back to an unaffiliated voter. Janet Urquhart’s e-mail address is janet@aspentimes.com

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