Amendment 41 just became the vogue avenue for political attacks in Colorado
Colorado voters passed Amendment 41 hoping to combat corruption. A little over a decade later, political operatives have weaponized the law by using complaints to inflict electoral damage.
Headed into his re-election efforts last year, former Secretary of State Wayne Williams faced a strong challenge from a hard-charging opponent.
Given the toxic electoral environment every Republican on the ballot faced, Williams already had an uphill climb despite the perceived advantages that come with incumbency. But on Oct. 22 — just over two weeks before Election Day — Williams’ incumbency became a liability.