Oh, wayyyy back before the bicycle chain of reality slipt off the cogs of history, I posted some stuff about voter fraud Oh what innocent times they were!
Oh, how I scoffed about actual cases of individual voting fraud! One of the main reasons I scoffed was because it is such a daft and counter-productive idea that requires a lack of ethics, poor planning, bad foresight and a high chance of getting caught. Who would do such a thing!
Ah! My error was that ‘lack of ethics, poor planning, bad foresight’ does describe a group of politically motivated people. We might call them “GOP supporters/officials”
“Curtis, who since his political career has hosted a talk show on the conservative Aurora radio station KLZ-AM 560, remained stoic behind a set of sunglasses as his ex-wife, the prosecution’s first witness, took the stand. She and Curtis were married for only nine months, she said, during 2015. During that time, she lived with him at his house in Firestone, and she registered to vote at that address.
However, she said, she and Curtis separated in December 2015, and she later moved to Charleston, S.C., where she tried to register to vote for the 2016 election. She missed the deadline, though, and was told to call Colorado.
By the time she spoke to employees of the Weld County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, she said, Steve Curtis had already cast her vote.
“(The clerk and recorder’s office employee) proceeded to tell me I had already voted and the ballot and the envelope was sitting right there and had already been counted,” Kelly Curtis said.”
Ironically, the story still helps demonstrate that this kind of voter fraud (as opposed to wide scale voter supression) has little impact on US elections.