Colorado lawmakers might keep using secret ballot system that transparency advocates say is illegal

KUNC: Democrats who control the state legislature are continuing to defend their use of an online survey they fill out in secret to help determine which bills should live or die.

Leaders of the House and Senate said this month they’re considering using the system again this spring despite allegations from a transparency group that it violates the state’s open meetings laws.

When the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition read a KUNC report in October about how the so called quadratic voting system was quietly killing bills at the statehouse, the group did something it said it rarely does.

It sent a letter to the top lawmakers at the Capitol saying the system was illegal and called on them to stop using it.

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