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Thousands of Colo. mail ballots rejected for signature issues

November 6, 2012
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photo - Tim Koszalka takes a photo of his son, Joseph Koszalka, casting his ballot for the first time in an election at the dropoff box for ballots at Centennial Hall on S. Cascade Ave. on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett) Photo by
Tim Koszalka takes a photo of his son, Joseph Koszalka, casting his ballot for the first time in an election at the dropoff box for ballots at Centennial Hall on S. Cascade Ave. on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett) Photo by  

Thousands of Colorado mail ballots have been rejected because of signature issues.

Voters either didn't sign the ballot or election officials have determined there is a discrepancy.

Those with rejected ballots will be notified and then have eight days to respond and verify their signatures. Those left without responses will be given to the district attorney for investigation of possible fraud, said Scott Doyle, Larimer County clark and recorder.

Larimer County has rejected 700 ballots because of signature issues, Doyle said.

"That is about what I expected," Doyle said.

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