A former Colorado GOP chair blamed Democrats for voter fraud. Then he was charged with it.

Source: AP
Source: AP

A former chair of the Colorado Republican Party was charged with voter fraud last month, according to a report from a local Colorado television station.

Steven Curtis, who chaired the Colorado GOP from 1997 to 1999, was charged with one count of forging a public record and one mail-in ballot offense, after he allegedly forged his wife's signature on her mail-in ballot, according to the Denver7 report.

Ironically, Curtis told a local radio station in the run-up to the 2016 campaign that only Democrats commit voter fraud.

"It seems to be, and correct me if I'm wrong here, but virtually every case of voter fraud I can remember in my lifetime was committed by Democrats," Curtis told KLZ 560.

President Donald Trump has alleged that between between 3 million to 5 million people illegally voted in the 2016 election — despite zero evidence to back up that claim.

There have, however, been a few cases of voter fraud from the 2016 election — most of them carried out by Republican or Trump voters.

That includes Rosa Maria Ortega, a Republican who came to the United States as an undocumented immigrant when she was an infant. Ortega said she didn't realize she was not a legal citizen when she registered to vote, yet was sentenced to eight years in prison. Another Trump supporter in Iowa was also arrested for voting for Trump twice

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Emily C. Singer, née Cahn, is a senior writer for Mic covering politics. She is based in New York and can be reached at esinger@mic.com

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