Vot­ers clearly backed Brauch­ler

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: Kory Nel­son,

“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.

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