Colorado Republican Charged With Voter Fraud Once Blamed It All On Dems
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 22, 2017,
Mar 22, 2017, 19:02
The former chairman of the Colorado Republican Party has a court date scheduled in Weld District Court after prosecutors and other sources say he committed voter fraud using his ex-wife's identity in the 2016 election.
She had already left Curtis and moved to SC in October, when she called the Weld County Elections Office to see how she could vote in the election, since she was still registered in the state.
If convicted, Curtis could face up to three years in prison and - ironically, the loss of his voting rights.
His ex-wife Kelly Curtis was less shy when reached by phone in SC, "I was livid over the whole situation, definitely".
Prosecutors say Curtis filled out and mailed in his ex-wife's ballot for the 2016 presidential ballot without her consent.
"I thought there had to be some kind of mistake".
"We're typically always the one who does the investigation on this type of case", Hill said.
Curtis spoke about voter fraud ahead of last year's election. Curtis, who ran the party from 1997 to 1999 and now hosts a talk radio show, is also accused of forgery.
Curtis is next scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m.
Voter fraud became a hot topic during and immediately following the 2016 election, during which President Trump repeatedly warned of voter fraud and later doubled-down on the idea, suggesting without evidence that voter fraud cost him the popular vote.
"Voter fraud is not an easy crime to commit", Collins said at the beginning of the show.
Curtis agreed. There was "something about being a Democrat", he said, that made people prone to criminal behavior.
The Colorado Secretary of State's Office says this is the only voter fraud case that has ended in charges stemming from last year's election.