As you may recall, Colorado passed a law in 2013, the Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act, which made it the third state with all-mail elections. (Washington and Oregon are the other two).
Colorado All-Mail Election Creates a Situation Ripe for Vote Fraud
As one might imagine, this situation is ripe for fraud and many Coloradans are concerned about it, as they should be. As Valerie Richardson writes in The Washington Times,
Now that all-mail voting is the law of the land in Colorado, the challenge for campaigns is to persuade voters to drop off or mail in their ballots — or hand them to the foot soldiers who turn up on their doorsteps offering to do it for them.
While it’s legal to give your ballot to someone else — one person may turn in up to 10 ballots — election watchers worry that the practice is ripe for abuse.
Marilyn Marks, the president of the Citizen Center, an Aspen-based group that focuses on election integrity is concerned, stating
These are totally unauthorized people coming to the door and gathering ballots and doing whatever they want to them.
If I have collected your ballot, I could do the honest thing and put it in the mail for you, or take it to the clerk’s office and drop it off — or I could look inside, open it gently, see how you voted, and if I didn’t like it, I could make some changes. Or the other thing I could do, if I don’t like the way you’re voting, I could throw your ballot in the trash can.
Both Ms. Marks and the Secretary of State Scott Gessler have warned and urged voters to not turn their ballots over to strangers, and to only give their ballots to people they know. Mr. Gessler has also suggested voters go to GoVoteColorado.com to ensure their ballot was received by the polling authorities.
James O'Keefe went to Colorado to further investigate this all-mail election, and to see if there might be Democrats perpetuating vote fraud there. Disguised as a college professor, he was told by Meredith Hicks, the director of Work for Progress (a liberal group funded through Democratic Super PACS) to fill out unused ballots that are mailed to each household. She said,
That is not even like lying or something, if someone throws out a ballot, like if you want to fill it out you should do it.
She took her fraud a step further, even offering O'Keefe a job with her group to essentially participate in fraud.
O'Keefe's videos show other encounters with other vote operatives as well. One Greenpeace employee responded positively to O'Keefe's claim that he might have access to unused ballots from people who have recently move out of fraternity houses. Christina Topping, the employee, said,
I mean it is putting the votes to good use. So really, truly, like yeah, that is awesome.
The Colorado law passed with not one single Republican vote, and is a prime example of the way Democrats pass laws to loosen voting laws to create a situation where vote fraud can be conducted, and with little chance of being caught, so they can continue their narrative that “vote fraud doesn’t exist”.