Voters clearly backed Brauchler
“Brauchler and the death penalty,” Dec. 9 letter to the editor.
Letter-writer Phil Cherner, a board member for Coloradans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, has an agenda to prevent District Attorney George Brauchler, or anyone who would sign the death warrant for Nathan Dunlap, from becoming Colorado’s next governor.
We have no state referendum on the death penalty, but if Brauchler’s re-election is viewed as a referendum on his decision to pursue the death penalty against James Holmes, here is what we know: 1. The Democrats refused to even offer up an anti-death penalty candidate. 2. No other GOP or Libertarian candidate dared enter the race to challenge the issue of cost. 3. Of the 522,766 ballots cast in the 18th Judicial District, 356,343 (68.2 percent) were cast for Brauchler, when he was unopposed — each a vote of confidence.
Our community has spoken — loudly. But the death penalty is not the only issue with a leadership vacuum in Colorado.
Parker The writer is chairman of the 18th Judicial District Republican Central Central Committee.