CBS Report Finds Multiple Instances of Coloradans Voting Twice

In what might be the most egregious example of electoral fraud this year, a Colorado CBS affiliate discovered a dozen incidences in which Coloradans voted twice. This comes in the wake of revelations that votes had been cast for citizens who had died months before:

“Lincoln Wilson, a registered Republican from Hale, in Northeast Colorado, is accused of voting in both Colorado and Kansas in 2010, 2012 and again in 2014. Wilson told CBS4 he voted in both states, but only ‘voted on local issues' and ‘didn’t vote twice for President.'

Wilson is one of five Coloradans now charged by the State of Kansas for voting in both states.

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. Both men were fined for their offenses.

Kansas has also charged James Criswell, a Republican from Douglas County, and Sharon Farris, a Republican from Denver, with double voting. Their cases have not been resolved yet.

‘You’d be surprised how often people double vote,' said Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. ‘Two of the cases are serial double voters. I think people discover they can get away with it and keep doing it.'

Kobach says his office is ‘aggressively prosecuting' double voting cases because it’s a crime that ‘can’t be caught ahead of time.'

He says after each election, Colorado and Kansas crosscheck voters to identify double ballots and clean up their databases. But Kobach still believes 10,000 people are registered to vote in both Colorado and Kansas.

‘Any one of those 10,000 people could probably succeed in casting two votes,' Kobach said. ‘We want to get the word out, ‘Don’t do it, we’ll catch you.’'

Colorado and Kansas are two of 28 states that share voting data as part of the Interstate Crosscheck program. Colorado also shares voter data with 10 other states in a different program, called Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC.

Florida doesn’t participate in either data sharing project.

CBS4 compared absentee ballots from Florida with Colorado’s voter rolls and found a suspected double voter with residences in Colorado Springs and Titusville, Florida. The El Paso County Clerk has forwarded that case to prosecutors for review.

‘Some states haven’t recognized the importance of participating in ERIC and making sure the integrity of the process is ensured,' said Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams.”

Source: CBS



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