COLORADO: Former GOP Chairman Sentenced For Voter Fraud After Saying Only Democrats Commit Voter Fraud

Talking Points Memo reports:

The former chair of the Colorado Republican Party was sentenced to four years of probation and 300 hours of community service on Friday for committing voter fraud and forging his ex-wife’s signature on her 2016 ballot.

Steve Curtis, who chaired the state’s Republican Party from 1997 to 1999, has said in his defense that he filled out the ballot — and certified it with his ex-wife’s forged signature — during a diabetic blackout.

He was first charged in March of last year and was found guilty of both forgery and voter fraud — a felony and misdemeanor, respectively — in December. In 2016, before charges were filed against him, Curtis notably argued on a talk radio show he hosted that “virtually every case of voter fraud I can remember in my lifetime was committed by Democrats.”

VIDEO: Listen to him rant about Dem voter fraud.

  • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

    But see, it’s okay in this case because he was in a diabetic coma!

  • Sam_Handwich

    HA HA

  • HZ81

    Haaaa, please eat it, bitch.

    • edrex

      but take your insulin first.

  • jimbo65

    The ironing. It burns.

    • Glenn

      That means it’s working.

  • Charles Nelson

    I agree…Trump voters HAD to have been in diabetic comas to vote for him!

  • PRO.
    JEC.
    TION.

    • Please, only Democrats project. /s

    • BlueberriesForMe

      I’m surprised Jeebus or Gawd wasn’t mentioned. I guess that will happen when he “repents” in the near future.

  • fastlanestranger

    The finest people!

  • Blake J Butler
  • crewman

    Democrats commit voter fraud. Republicans have diabetic blackouts.
    Democrats have impeachable blowjobs. Republicans have mulligans.

  • Pip

    I love how snarky channel 7 news is here.

  • The_Wretched

    Republicans – 100% projection.

    they accuse everyone else of what they are doing.

    Alternatively, they believe their own lies and think, well if they do it, so can we. tada – they get caught.

    • safari

      Isn’t this out of Hitler’s playbook?

      Simply accuse the other side of what you are up to?

      • Steverino

        Yep. Goebbels, to be precise.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Imaginary voter fraud by Democrats goes that further mile: Rethugs believe they’re actually applying a corrective to the rigged system.

  • olandp

    “…a diabetic blackout…” That’s a new one.

    • kareemachan

      Wait for it to be used again and again and again….

    • Randolph Finder

      Related to the Twinkie Defense…

      • agcons

        I was about to wonder if the Twinkie Defence could become fashionable again but decided I’d better read the thread instead.

      • jerry

        Or “gay panic” defense…

  • KCMC
  • Dayglo

    My brother-in-law forged my sister’s signature on a write-in ballot, for Trump of course. This was also in Colorado. She was livid and his excuse was “Sorry, but I couldn’t let you vote Hillary. This means so much for America.”

    • jimbo65

      And he still lives? Yeah I’d be pissed too.

    • Tread

      Report his ass. Voter fraud is a serious offense.

      • edrex

        or at the very least get a complete kitchen remodel out of him.

        • KCMC

          and bath.

      • Robincho

        Report his ass. Then kick it. Down the fucking stairs…

      • JCF

        Seriously, Dayglo. Before the statute of limitations expires.

    • Todd20036

      My question is, why are they still married?

      • Reality.Bites

        Or ever?

        • Gerry Fisher

          Ooooo! I saw what you did there.

      • Dayglo

        Yes, there’s no accounting for taste. I will add this — it turns out he’s one of those rural white heroin users we’re learning so much about lately. So, a white male redneck junkie Trump supporter … stereotypes exist, people.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      I’d bring him up on Federal charges.

    • clay

      I think it’s going to be a common theme of elitists voting a second time in the second home and patriarchal assholes stealing the votes of their wives.

    • Dayglo

      Another 2016 election “horror” story, albeit less criminal: In a fit of altruism, my friends and I arranged to take a group of twelve lower income Baltimore folks to the polls. Most were elderly women who appeared to be grateful for the opportunity. On the return home, one old dear confessed, “We made a pact. We wrote in Michelle Obama’s name … although she probably won’t be elected.”
      No good deed …

    • Gerry Fisher

      “Do that again and it’s divorce and prosecution.”

      (And what nightmare landscape were these people trapped in that depicted a Hillary-led USA as being such a hellscape?!!)

  • KevInPDX

    Ha Ha!

  • skyweaver

    It’s not possible to love this enough

  • safari

    Reverse twinkie defense

    • KCMC

      Is that standard double Twink pack position?

  • Boreal
  • Lumpy Gaga

    Side effects may include voter fraud.

  • edrex

    well of course. i get my best writing done during diabetic blackouts.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Special Skills: Forgery during blackouts.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    He’s not accused of “cheating”. He’s accused of “voter fraud”. Say it.

  • margaretpoa

    IOKIYAR. Even “diabetic blackouts”.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Consider yourself wrong and corrected, Steve.

  • HoneyBoySmith

    How is anyone, ANYONE surprised by this?

  • Steverino

    Great. Now, if only GOP officials could be busted for voter suppression.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    “What is the penalty for committing voter fraud?”

    (Asking for a friend.)

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Depends on the party

    • Reality.Bites

      You become president and the whole world sees how much your wife hates you in

  • my children who are reading, let me make it simple for you, so you will know, in the future where you are a majority of voters.

    there are only two kinds of voter “fraud” and both are committed by republicans. one is shit like this, dumb ass stuff that they do, because they think a couple of extra votes will make a difference. in certain elections it does, but that’s rare. it’s a sickness they have, this need to over vote and otherwise meddle with the process. mostly, it’s because they can’t ‘win’ any other way.

    the other sort has to do with the machines. Kidz today understand hacking better than their elders, so i know you know what i mean. do not trust that your vote is recorded properly if you are voting on a machine. voting by-mail, hand written and counted, month long. that’s what every state needs to have. believe me by looking at states that do this, and how liberal their representation is.

    the other thing to remember about american conservatives: the number 1 rule with them is Projection. when they scream and whine about anything, from sex with animals to starting illegal wars for profit, it is because that is what they are doing.

    • canoebum

      Voter fraud is rare and not effective. Voter fraud is for chumps. What the GOP practices with grim regularity is Election Fraud.

      • The_Wretched

        Unless you can magically get 3 million Mexicans do it without a trace.

      • nocadrummer

        Unless you count “gerrymandering” as “voter fraud”. When a district is shaped like an amoeba on acid and about to split into two, instead of a shape more closely resembling a common geometric object, there’s fraud involved.

    • Christopher

      POWER and GREED are all they care about.

    • jerry

      I would add their other major fraud: Purging voter rolls, restricting who can register, and their voter ID laws, which affect poor and minority voters mostly.

  • Michael McReavy

    O/T: It should be amusing to watch Trump’s staff defend this statement about the ice caps: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-28/trump-hints-he-d-be-open-to-remaining-in-paris-climate-pact

  • Jon Doh

    Look at that face. I would check the house for bodies under the floorboards.

    • Christopher

      Double check the good silver as well. You can never be too careful with these types.

  • Gretchen

    As a person with diabetes, who experienced both high and low blood sugar before my medication was regulated, I can say in all honesty that I couldn’t sign my own name at gun point if my blood sugar was at black out levels. Think of Steele Magnolias when Shelby has low blood sugar in the beauty shop. I couldn’t hold my glass let alone a pen.

    All that to say, if you are going to be a liar, be better at it.

    • Tread

      But that’s the point. They’re all bad liars and no one calls them on it.

      • Christopher

        That is exactly why I no longer have any hope for the future.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Also diabetic..

      My Brother and I work in the same company. We also used the same pharmacy years ago. One night he picked up one of my prescriptions for me and brought it to work with him the next day. Back then the pharmacy passed out juice or water to everyone. He took and orange juice.

      Mid morning he came to me desk and grabbed the back of my hair and acted like he was forcing the juice into my mouth while exclaiming “Now drink your juice , Shelby. Drink the juice.” He have a sense of humor in common, coworkers were torn between appalled and hysterical.

      • Gerry Fisher

        That was *awesome*!

      • Gretchen

        As long as no coworkers were harmed in the production of this comedic masterpiece, I will go with hilarious.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Think of the JOBS of everybody at 560AM!!!!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    They are always projecting for a reason.

    THEY are always guilty of what they are accusing others of.

    Always Always Always

    • customartist

      Standard RNC MO

  • Reality.Bites

    He’d have been more believable if he claimed sleepwalking

  • DesertSun59

    I find it amusing that he KNEW he had forged the signature but he can attribute it to being completely UNCONSCIOUS.

    These people must believe they’re addressing two year olds who have ZERO sense of what is logical and what is not logical.

    • ChuckV

      I’ve been a juror twice. Trust me, people pick up on that. 😀

  • FAEN

    I think it’s safe to say we ALL saw this coming.

  • OdieDenCO

    short term & long term memory loss compounded by advanced case of stupid. There were several cases of republican voter fraud attempts in 2016.

  • Joe in PA

    So he thinks the Boulder area is changing votes. Here’s a clue putz…they don’t have to.

    • boatboy_srq

      One more case of “there can’t be THAT many of Those Other People® in THIS community, so the results must be wrong”.

  • John Ruff

    Such delish irony

  • boatboy_srq

    Simultaneously IMAX-grade projection and additional evidence that universal healthcare is a necessity. Voter-fraud-through-health-issue-induced-blackout is definitely a new approach to not-guilty-through-diminished-capacity, although it screams “Twinkie defense” to these old ears.

    • Friday

      Frankly, a non-cheater with diminished capacity isn’t just going to up and forge and mail something just cause their inhibitions were impaired.

      • boatboy_srq

        Just as a non-homophobic non-sociopath isn’t going to shoot specific people including a LGBT lawmaker just because he OD’d on sugar.

  • Jefe5084

    Another embarrassment for my state. Added to Cory Gardner and others.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • justmeeeee

    Oh. we can use diabetic blackout now as a defense? Very convenient, I must say.

    • William

      In the olden days it was called the “Twinkie Defense”.

    • clay

      except, of course, he’d have to still explain why he had possession of his ex-wife’s ballot, to begin with.

  • JWC

    Why is it the GOP also so adamant about things that they end up committing Its sort of open mouth and insert foot

    • Friday

      It’s been their deliberate *strategy* since Karl Rove, and it’s an inherent trait of authoritarian personalities and their authoritarian religion.

  • Snarkaholic

    If you experience a projection lasting more than four hours…

  • Tor

    Typical Republican projection.

  • Friday

    It’s almost as if only Republicans feel so entitled to cheat they’ll break Federal law over a single vote, and the existing system to catch them works just fine, despite all attempts to claim there’s a massive ‘voter fraud crisis’ that requires voter-suppression measures.

  • JT

    COLORADO: Former GOP Chairman Sentenced For Voter Fraud After Saying Only Democrats Commit Voter Fraud

    Can we use his lying mouth as a shithole?

  • Winky

    Diabetic blackout? So he filled out a ballot, signed it, put it in an envelope, licked it and sealed it then he put it in a mailbox? This is what he wants people to think? Too bad he didn’t drive it to the post and go over a hill, after dropping the ballot on the mail.

    Most biabetic blackouts renders the person incapable of doing much if at all.

  • BlueberriesForMe

    “Wake Up With Steve Curtis”. No, thanks.

  • Hank
  • KnownDonorDad
  • bkmn

    Can someone verify the number of convictions for voter fraud by party and make a graphic of it to pass around? It has to be very close to 100% by Republicans.

    • Halou

      I recall the snowflake dotard hired Kris Kobach to prove that he won the popular vote, and that Hillary’s lead plus at least one vote were all fraudulent. A task that was shut down not long after concluding it’s research into how many fraudulent votes were cast and who cast them.

      • bkmn

        Not shut down, just moved to Homeland Security, under the assumption that DHS is not subject to the FOIA requests that his committee was. However, the directors of DHS is not interested in participating in his little game.

  • KaBoomBOX

    As is typical of rethugs, that which they accuse others of doing is exactly what they are guilty of doing.

  • Gianni

    I guess the freshest and clearest memory of voter fraud will now be the one of him committing it – and not a Dem.

  • Lars Littlefield

    A diabetic blackout? Yeah, sure. You can’t really move when you’re in that state. Lies, lies,and more lies.

  • Mike Thakar

    Hmmm, is there a medical condition for sleep forgery? You know, like somnambulism = sleep walking.

  • rednekokie

    Put him in jail. Probation is too good — so is community service.

    • Hank

      He is NOT African-American, so he does NOT go to jail!!! /s

  • Ninja0980

    Fun fact, the type of fraud he committed wouldn’t have been stopped by the laws Republicans are pushing either.

    • sTv0

      True, and his skin is the wrong color, anyways.

  • Chris Lion

    Whenever Republicans rant about something, somewhere a countdown clock starts ticking down for when their hypocrisy will be revealed…

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Two elections ago when Sharron Angle was running against Harry Reid in Nevada, a Republican Chairwoman got caught trying to vote twice (to test the system). Unfortunately she got a conservative judge who gave her a slap on the wrist.

  • Terry

    Republicans are so obsessed with voter fraud because they’re doing it

  • JCF

    “four years of probation and 300 hours of community service”

    Damn. Rethuglican judge? But…it’s a START.

  • DonnaLee

    This falls into the category of “You can’t make this shit up.”