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The 2016 election was just a month away when Steve Curtis, a conservative radio host and former Colorado Republican Party chairman, devoted an entire episode of his morning talk show to the heated topic of voter fraud.
“It seems to me,” Curtis said in the 42-minute segment, “that virtually every case of voter fraud I can remember in my lifetime was committed by Democrats.”
On Tuesday, Colorado prosecutors threw a wrench into that already dubious theory, accusing Curtis of voter fraud for allegedly filling out and mailing in his ex-wife’s 2016 ballot for president, Denver’s Fox affiliate reported.
Curtis, 57, was charged in Weld County District Court with one count of misdemeanor voter fraud and one count of forgery, a Class 5 felony, according to local media.
The case is the only voter fraud investigation related to the 2016 election that has resulted in criminal charges in the state, the Colorado secretary of state’s office told Denver’s ABC affiliate.
Officials in Weld County, Colo., said they learned of Curtis’s allegedly fraudulent ballot when his ex-wife, Kelly Curtis, called the local elections office in October asking how she could cast a vote by mail in Colorado from her new home in South Carolina, Fox 31 reported.
In court Tuesday, Curtis’s attorney reportedly asked the judge to impose a gag order to prevent prosecutors from discussing the case. The judge rejected the request, according to Fox 31. Curtis is due back in court in May.
Curtis agreed. There was “something about being a Democrat,” he said, that made people prone to criminal behavior. At multiple points, the two brought up fraudulent mail-in ballots and “double voting” specifically. They predicted a crackdown on voter fraud if Trump became president but expressed concerns that their votes wouldn’t be counted in the upcoming election.
“I expect any day now that I’m going to be getting my ballot in the mail,” Curtis said. “This is one year I’m gonna jump right on it. I’m gonna make sure that if I get hit by a bus in the next 30 days that my vote for Donald Trump is already in the system.”
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
HA! So not only is Curtis' "theory" not true, but as it stands, 100% of the cases of voter fraud that have resulted in criminal charges within Colorado were committed by conservatives. Of course voter fraud isn't a problem as evidenced by the fact this is the only case of VF that has resulted in criminal charges. So I want to make sure that is mentioned in this thread.
Randall Killian, an unaffiliated voter, pleaded guilty to voting in Douglas County, Colorado and Kansas in the 2012 presidential election. Ron Weems, a registered Democrat, pleaded guilty to voting in Teller County, Colorado and Kansas in both 2012 and 2014.
Grabchenko pleaded guilty to procuring false registration (by providing a false registration to vote), a misdemeanor. He was given a two-year deferred sentence with two years of supervised probation, and was ordered to complete 48 hours of community service.
A Colorado man was found guilty following a jury trial of voting
twice, a misdemeanor, in county elections in 2008 and 2009.
His ex-wife, Kelly Curtis, was less shy when reached by phone in South Carolina. "I was livid over the whole situation, definitely," she said. Curtis said she left her husband after just nine months of marriage. "I didn't feel it was an equal partnership, I'll just leave it at that," she said.
originally posted by: FauxMulder
The only case in the 2016 election. NOT the only case in Colorado.
With that being said, some good ol' irony is always good for a laugh. Hope this guy gets in some trouble. Political hypocrisy is rampant.
Here is a BusinessWire press release and one page executive summary of Pressley's election contest and appeal . Pressley filed an election contest and lawsuit because of numerous irregularities, discrepancies, and computer corruption errors that were found in her Austin District 4 City Council race that was held on December 16, 2014. Specifically, the most serious election issues are related to Pressley's evidence of electronic voting corruption errors and that statutorily required election records (Ballot Images and Election Results Backup Tapes) are missing. Cast Vote Records produced at her recount do not meet the statutory standards for legal Texas ballots. Other material election irregularities occurred that call into question the true outcome of the election are noted below. Pressley filed an appeal June 15, 2015. Here is a link to an video interview with Infowars and a PowerPoint with evidence presented in the lawsuit: