Steven Curtis is a conservative talk radio host and former chair of the Republican party in Colorado. Last October, Curtis said on his show:
It seems to me, and correct me if I’m wrong, but virtually every case of voter fraud I can remember in my lifetime was committed by Democrats.
You could probably see this coming, but Curtis was just charged with forging his ex-wife’s signature on a mail-in ballot in the 2016 election, just weeks after that show.
If convicted, Curtis would face a maximum three years in prison for forgery and 18 months for ballot tampering. In addition, for 2016, 100% of the voter fraud in Colorado will have been committed by a Republican.
He was caught because his former wife found out she couldn’t vote because someone had already submitted a mail-in ballot for her, with a questionable signature. Which makes Curtis look not just like a criminal, but pretty stupid.
I want to point out that this is actual voter fraud, where someone voted illegally, which potentially could change an election result. Not voter registration fraud, where someone is registered in more than one state (usually by mistake, because they moved and didn’t notify the state they left). Republicans often use alleged voter registration fraud as an excuse to pass harsh laws to make it harder for Americans to register to vote in attempts to suppress the vote from demographics that often vote Democratic.
Indeed, Republicans defunded and destroyed community organizers ACORN because their voter registration drives sometimes resulted in voter registration forms being submitted with false names — for example, Donald Duck — on them. However, there is no evidence that Mr. Duck actually tried to vote in any elections.
Also published on Medium.