Colorado Has a Zombie Voter Problem
I didn't used to believe in zombies. But after reading this report in the Washington Times about a reporter uncovering multiple instances where the dead were able to cast ballots in recent elections, I'm not so sure.
Election sleuthing by Brian Maass of KCNC-TV in Denver exposed multiple instances in recent years where dead Coloradans were still voting. A dead World War II veteran named John Grosso voted in a 2006 primary election, and a woman named Sara Sosa who died in 2009 cast ballots in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Mrs. Sosa’s husband Miguel died in 2008, but a vote was cast in his name one year later.
“This is the kind of thing you hear rumored, joked about in Chicago, that kind of thing,” Mr. Maass said during a Thursday evening broadcast. “Tonight, that changes. We did find voter fraud in Colorado that essentially waters down your vote.”
At one point Mr. Maass‘ investigation led him to the Colorado Springs home of Sarilu Sosa-Sanchez, the daughter of Mrs. Sosa. The reporter received the cold shoulder when he asked the homeowner about her mother’s “voting” record.
“Go talk to someone else,” the woman said. “I don’t have to clear anything up. I don’t know what that has to do with me.”
The son of Mr. Grosso, John, was much more willing to talk.
“I think that’s a disgrace,” he told the station. “The man is dead. He can’t vote. Somebody is cheating.”
Administrators with the Secretary of State’s Office said the veteran’s vote may have been the result of an election judge’s error, but the station said that still didn’t explain why “dozens of others were still listed as active voters months and sometimes years after their deaths.”
“Does this show the system is rife for fraud?” Mr. Maass asked the secretary of state.
“It shows that there is the potential for fraud,” Mr. Williams responded.
Contrast Secretary Williams saying that there is "potential for fraud" with the most recent study purporting to show that voter fraud doesn't exist:
Donald Trump has repeatedly alluded to fraud as a reason to introduce controversial voter ID laws, but a News21 analysis and recent court rulings show little evidence that such fraud is widespread.
A study of 2,068 alleged election-fraud cases in 50 states between 2000 and 2012 found the level of fraud was infinitesimal compared with the 146 million voters registered over the 12-year period.
The analysis found only 10 cases of voter impersonation, the only kind of fraud that could be prevented by voter ID at the polls.