May 5, 2007

This is just begging for an independent investigation from the US Attorney's office...oh, wait....

ePluribus Media:

(A) technology manager in the Elections Division of Colorado's Secretary of State's office was selling Colorado voter data to GOP candidates.

Daniel J. Kopelman of Aurora, CO, whose duties include oversight and maintenance of the state's master voter registration database, was offering "GOP campaign help" in the form of voter and "fresh" fundraising lists at the web site of his privately-owned company Political Live Wires.

In response to ePluribus Media's inquiries, a spokesperson for Sec. of State Mike Coffman stated that his office had no knowledge of Kopelman's "side business" and saw his actions as a "conflict of interest." Furthermore, upon learning of Kopelman's activities, Deputy Sec. of State William A. Hobbs met with the state's voter database manager and directed him to take down his web site.

But Coffman's claims that he was unaware of Kopelman's private venture are now in doubt, as the newly elected Secretary's campaign expenditure reports from last fall -- filed with his own office -- show multiple expenditures to Political Live Wires and Kopelman for services including "consulting."

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