By “rulings aimed at curbing voter participation,” Axelrod is referring to a ruling that allowed a Libertarian Party candidate who was in compliance with state constitutional requirements to get on the recall ballot.
Every time Democratic politicians and pundits whine about made-up “voter suppression” in the recall election, what they are really saying is that they support candidate suppression.
.@davidaxelrod Public support on the issue was heard loud and clear in Colorado last night. Congratulations on the results from the 90%.
— Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) September 11, 2013
What’s that smell? Oh, it’s the smell of desperation.