It’s no longer just dead people voting. Living, breathing, registered voters are having their say…twice. They vote in Colorado then jump state to vote in Kansas. This might just be the most fraudulent election yet.
An ongoing CBS4 voter fraud investigation has uncovered a dozen cases where Coloradans are suspected of voting twice. Previous CBS4 Investigations revealed ballots cast in the names of Coloradans who had been dead for months– sometimes years- before votes were cast in their names.
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.
Lincoln Wilson, a registered Republican from Hale, in Northeast Colorado, is accused of voting in both Colorado and Kansas in 2010, 2012 and again in 2014. Wilson told CBS4 he voted in both states, but only “voted on local issues” and “didn’t vote twice for President.”
Wilson is one of five Coloradans now charged by the State of Kansas for voting in both states.
Randall Killian pleaded guilty to voting in Douglas County, Colorado and Kansas in the 2012 presidential election. Ron Weems pleaded guilty to voting in Teller County, Colorado and Kansas in both 2012 and 2014. Both men were fined for their offenses.
Kansas has also charged James Criswell of Douglas County and Sharon Farris of Denver with double voting. Their cases have not been resolved yet.
“You’d be surprised how often people double vote,“ said Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. “Two of the cases are serial double voters. I think people discover they can get away with it and keep doing it.”
Kobach says his office is “aggressively prosecuting” double voting cases because it’s a crime that “can’t be caught ahead of time.”