Ex-Colorado GOP Chair’s Vote Fraud Trial Underway

Former Colorado GOP chairman Steve Curtis.

The latest episode of Colorado Republican True Crime Stories™ picks up from a courtroom in Weld County, as KDVR FOX 31’s Rob Low reports:

Just weeks before the 2016 presidential election, Steve Curtis told his radio listeners, “Virtually every case of voter fraud that I can remember in my lifetime was committed by Democrats or do I not have the facts?”

Now Curtis, the chairman of Colorado’s Republican party in the late 1990s and a former talk show host for KLZ-560 AM, is on trial in a Weld County courtroom, charged with felony forgery [and] misdemeanor election fraud.

The 58-year-old is accused of forging his ex-wife’s signature on her 2016 mail-in ballot after the couple divorced and she moved to South Carolina.

The latest reports shed more light on the case against former Colorado Republican Party chairman Steve Curtis, who appears to have been turned in for election fraud by his ex-wife after she contacted Weld County to find out how to cast her ballot–only to be told she already had. This evidently didn’t sit well with the former Mrs. Curtis, who was given a chance to make her estranged husband’s life miserable she could not refuse.

For everybody else, it’s another chance to make the point that Colorado Republicans seem to be the only people who actually commit election fraud in Colorado–which makes their endless hand-wringing about supposed “Democrat election fraud” awfully curious.

Crime in general for that matter. It’s a bit unsettling.

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  1. RepealAndReplace says:

    Lock him up! Lock him up! Call Scott Gessler and Kris Kobitch.

  2. Diogenesdemar says:

    I guess that whenever GOPnutzes blargle about how easy and often voter fraud occurs, they’re speaking from a body of first-hand knowledge??? . . . 

  3. Moderatus says:

    Know what would have stopped this? Requiring an ID to vote.

    But we CAN'T EVEN CONSIDER THAT can we Democrats?


    • doremi says:

      Can you tell me how you'd do that with mail-in ballots like we have here?

      • Diogenesdemar says:

        Fluffybuffer wants to eliminate those, too . . . 

        . . . the better to disenfranchise the non-1%ers rabble.

      • mamajama55 says:

        People do have to present an ID the first time they vote in person if they registered online or in a voter registration drive, or if they register late, and they do have to make a copy of a picture ID and send it in with their voter registration if they register by mail. People really do have to provide proof of who they are before they vote, even by mail.

        Colorado law is actually pretty tight already on the voter ID issue. It's why we have zero voter fraud (except for Republicans with an axe to grind).

  4. Diogenesdemar says:

    Know what would have stopped this? 

    1.  Honesty

    But we can’t even consider that, can we REPUBLICANS?

    So, in lieu of which

    2. A felony conviction and jail time to deter the dishonest works for me.

    • Moderatus says:

      Criminals don't follow the law. What's wrong with a photo ID to vote? I don't know anyone with no ID. It's true that I don't know many illegal immigrants. Maybe that's my problem.

      • unnamed says:

        Criminals don't follow the law?  Who knew.  Maybe we shouldn't elect them President, or Senator.

        One question, nutlid.  Why do you care more about issues of voter fraud than you do about punishing pedophiles?

      • Diogenesdemar says:

        Hey, I don’t know anyone committing voter fraud, do you? (Steve Curtis and your other fellow Republicans, excepted — of course) . . . 

        . . . but, as we used to say, your problem is a obvious.

        (Steve Curtis has an obvious problem, too . . . )

      • doremi says:

        And the Colorado GOP head of the past is a criminal.

  5. rathmone says:

    The Twinkie Defense. 

    He. Is. Using. The. Twinkie. Defense.


  6. RepealAndReplace says:

    Does this mean that Steve Curtis is Mexican?

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