Noted briefly by the Colorado Springs Independent's J. Adrian Stanley, with an amusing twist:
Jon Caldara's ballot was the most famous to be forwarded to the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office — because of suspected voter fraud — following the Sen. John Morse recall.
Also among those whose ballots were forwarded: my husband's…
Stanley reports that her husband's ballot was rejected due to inconsistencies in with the signature compared to others on file. The case was referred to the El Paso County District Attorney's office, who contacted them and ultimately accepted the explanation that the ballot was legitimately cast.
More interesting than this reporter's husband's ballot is this relayed detail from the El Paso County Clerk's office: of the 17,943 ballots cast in the Senate District 11 recall election last month, only 18 ballots have been referred to prosecutors for further investigation, presumably including Independence Institute President Jon Caldara's openly fraudulent "civil disobedience" ballot. The flood of Caldara-style "gypsy voters" never materialized–and even if they had, the clerk has a ready means of enforcement, as demonstrated by the DA's office chasing down voters. Caldara may yet supply a much higher profile example of the stiff consequences of election fraud.