Vote Fraud Watch: Double Voting in Colorado

In addition to problems with dead voters, Colorado also has problems with double voting:

An ongoing CBS4 voter fraud investigation has uncovered a dozen cases where Coloradans are suspected of voting twice. . . . In six of the new cases, voting records show the same people voting twice in Colorado elections. In another six cases, people are suspected of voting in Colorado and another state during the same election cycle. . . .

Five of the double voters are being prosecuted in Kansas, and people voting in both Kansas and Colorado is a perennial problem: 

[Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach] 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.’”

Problems of double voting inside Colorado are amplified by Colorado's new vote-by-mail system: 

[In addition to a pending double voting prosecution in Colorado, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne] Williams admits other Coloradans are getting away with it. Combing through voter data, CBS4 found three suspected double voters in Denver, one suspected double voter in Arapahoe County and one suspected double voter in Douglas County. All five cases that CBS4 uncovered have now been referred to prosecutors for possible criminal action. 

“It’s a relatively small number,” said Williams, “But, it is a problem of any magnitude because we have close elections in Colorado.” . . .  

Since ballots were mailed out last week, CBS4 has been contacted by a handful of voters who have received more than one ballot.

We applaud Secretaries of State Williams and Kobach for taking the problems of double registration and double voting seriously.