This statement about Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler, who is a Republican, was made by 9News reporter Brandon Rittiman in Denver:
Gessler is a polarizing figure in Colorado politics. As Secretary of State, he’s waged a campaign to snuff out potential voter fraud by targeting people who may [be] non-citizens and hence ineligible to vote.
Get it? If you are the Republican Secretary of State, and if you do your job which includes overseeing elections and trying to see that they are legitimate, honest and legal, then you are a polarizing figure.
I think that makes you a polarizing figure only to people who are trying to cast illegal votes. The essence of voter suppression is voter fraud. Every illegal vote cancels out the vote of a citizen who voted legally.