17 Colorado Voters Accused Of Voter Fraud Cleared Of Wrongdoing

After Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler (R) compiled a list of 17 people last month suspected of illegally voting in the November presidential election as non-citizens, an investigation Wednesday easily verified their citizenship and cleared all 17 of wrongdoing, Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett told the Daily Camera.

The names were part of a statewide list of 155 people identified as possible illegal voters. Garnett told the Daily Camera the outcome is proof that searching for illegal voters is politically motivated and a waste of resources.

“Local governments and county clerks do a really good job regulating the integrity of elections, and I’ll stand by that record any day of the week,” Garnett said. “We don’t need state officials sending us on wild goose chases for political reasons.”

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