|But a spokesman for Brunner, Jeff Ortega, says his boss is just reminding local boards to follow an already established state law when it comes to switching parties to vote in a primary election.
It's no secret that Brunner is locked in a tight U-S Senate primary race with democratic Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher. If the race ends up being close, votes will be scrutinized. Husted hints politics might have something to do with Brunner's decision to issue this directive. Husted himself is a candidate for Secretary of State. He is asking Brunner to rescind this directive but so far, she hasn't done that.