Hey look, there’s voter fraud in Colorado. Oh, the GOP is to blame?
The young woman in a video that was uploaded to YouTube more than a week ago who is seen registering voters in El Paso County, Colorado and admits to trying to only register voters who support Mitt Romney has been confirmed to be a former contract employee of Strategic Allied Consulting — the firm run by longtime GOP consultant Nathan Sproul that is currently under investigation for possible voter fraud in three Florida counties.
Fox31’s Eli Stoklos, who broke the story over the weekend, reported that the Colorado GOP has spent almost half its total budget — nearly $500,000 — with Strategic Allied Consulting while the Republican National Committee has dropped more than $3 million into Sproul’s company this year to conduct voter registration drives in five swing states — Colorado, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina and Virginia.
The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams disavowed the young woman’s statements that she was registering voters on behalf of Williams’ office. “The statement made in this video is both unfortunate and inaccurate,” Williams said in a statement. “My office does not and will not engage in partisan voter registration. It is the duty of the Clerk’s office to ensure that elections are conducted in a fair and honest manner, this includes allowing any one to register to vote regardless of their political party affiliation.”
Republicans in El Paso County claimed that the video was recorded more than a month ago by a Democratic “campaign operative” and has been released now to damage the Romney campaign. But, Christy Lelait, Chairman for the El Paso County Democrats denies that charge to KOAA. “It’s an interesting charge. I don’t know of any campaign operatives here in El Paso County and I know for certain that the woman who shot this video is not a campaign operative, she’s a volunteer with several different organizations including the El Paso Democratic Party and she’s also a precinct chair.”
Well there you go, a Democratic campaign operative is behind this so it can’t be true. Oh wait, nevermind.
Seems like everyday we learn more and more about how the GOP is behind whatever voter fraud that does pop up.