A former GOP official who once claimed “that virtually every case of voter fraud I can remember in my lifetime was committed by Democrats” could prove an exception to his own rule.
Steve Curtis, former chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, was charged with forgery and voter fraud for allegedly filling out and mailing in his ex-wife’s ballot for the 2016 election, KMGH and KDVR reported Tuesday.
Curtis and his attorney did not respond to KMGH or the Washington Post’s requests for comment. His lawyer told KMGH that Curtis wouldn’t comment “”until the process is finished.” Curtis made his claim about Democrats committing voter fraud on his radio show on KLZ-560 AM (available at the 5:25 mark here) before the election.
Curtis’ ex-wife Kelly Curtis told KDVR she was “livid” about the situation.
“It was demeaning and presumptuous, and I had no idea what would go on in someone’s mind to cast my ballot for me illegally, actually to go to all the trouble to forge my ballot,” she said.
Kelly Curtis had moved to South Carolina prior to the presidential election and called the Weld County, Colorado elections office to determine how she could vote in the state, where she was still registered. That’s when elections officials discovered the alleged fraud.
On Tuesday, KDVR’s Rob Low captured an exchange with Curtis about the alleged crime. “We’re not going to talk about this,” he said.
— Rob Low (@RobLowTV) March 21, 2017