Colorado Secretary of State: Voter Fraud Is ‘Very Hard To Pull Off,’ But Voter Suppression Is Easy

Colorado Secretary of State: Voter Fraud Is 'Very Hard To Pull Off,' But Voter Suppression Is Easy 1


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Colorado Secretary of State: Voter Fraud Is 'Very Hard To Pull Off,' But Voter Suppression Is Easy

104 Comments on "Colorado Secretary of State: Voter Fraud Is ‘Very Hard To Pull Off,’ But Voter Suppression Is Easy"

  1. Jeremy Backup | July 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM | Reply

    As Trump said in a recent interview, “If all Americans are able to vote, you will never see a Republican voted into office, ever again”.

    • Linda Scott | July 5, 2020 at 9:05 PM | Reply

      @Bart Bart omg can you read? In my first response to you I stated that of course, all lives matter. Unfortunately that little phrase is now the ownership of racists. You use it, you so define yourself .

      The little green cartoon that the right wing extremists took on as their symbol used to just be a cute cartoon. If you make it your avatar it says something about you now.

      You are either too dumb to read, or to stubborn to get currentbculture even after its explained to you, or you’re a racist.

    • @Linda Scott sooooo? You are telling me that if I say all lives matter I’m racist? And to say only a certain color of people lives matter is not racist. I have a book on this guy that convinced lots of people to think that way, you should read it, I can’t remember if his name was Hitler or Jim Jones maybe read about both of them and how they convinced people to believe only certain lives matter.

    • @Bart Bart if you go around saying Zeig Heil expect people to think you’re a Nazi.

    • @Linda Scott That’s not what I am saying, I’m saying all lives matter. Your’s, mine, everyone’s life matters.

    • @Bart Bart but if you are not Black, the chances of you being murdered because you are wearing a hoody or driving or just living your life are a lot less than if you are Black. I do not fear for my life or my children’s lives or my husband’s, brother’s, etc every time we leave the house. Or in Brianna Taylor’s life, when I am sleeping in my own bed at home.

      You have to be willfully blind to not understand. Or a racist who hides your disbelief in the value of Black lives by waterering down the threat others face but you do not by saying “all lives matter”.

      This is not political, its human decency. There were Black Lives Matter protests all over the world, including places where there are not many black people.

      Your stubborn refusal to understand this simple concept makes me conclude, you are indeed a racist.

      I feel very sorry for you.

  2. TRUMP is a massive electoral FRAUD.

    • Hyperpandas | July 5, 2020 at 9:06 PM | Reply

      @John Thomas You blame deaths that you seem to accept are due to Trump’s presidency on the DNC for causing you to stay home in 2016 because you believe they screwed Bernie Sanders over? Lol, man, with that’s some Trump-level narcissism right there.

    • John Thomas | July 5, 2020 at 9:23 PM | Reply

      @Hyperpandas Thanks for calling me names. I was so furious I almost voted for Trump. Kinda like cutting off my nose to spite my face, as the saying goes. You clearly don’t understand the rage some of us felt over the primary. You can lol and call us names, but it really felt like the last straw for us. More than a few progressives jumped ship and voted for Trump. That’s not narcissism, that’s pure unadulterated rage which a chucklehead like you wouldn’t understand because you don’t see much difference between Sanders and Biden or Sanders and Hillary.

    • Hyperpandas | July 5, 2020 at 9:33 PM | Reply

      @John Thomas That’s called acting like a child. Sanders, notably, endorsed both Clinton and Biden, because he’s not a child.

    • John Thomas | July 5, 2020 at 9:37 PM | Reply

      @Hyperpandas Again, thanks for insulting me even more. A lot of us feel that Sanders betrayed us. We care more about the message than the individual. But thanks trying to make me feel bad. It won’t work because I don’t respect you

    • Hyperpandas | July 5, 2020 at 9:42 PM | Reply

      @John Thomas I’m not trying to make you feel bad. I have no care or concern for you at all. But as you wallow in your indulgent self pity, know that people will see you for the child that you are.

  3. sara michelson | July 5, 2020 at 2:02 PM | Reply

    Trump does not want mail in votes because as he quoted “if we allow mail in voting the Republicans will lose”. This is going to be the messiest leaving of office for a president ever.

    • @Linda Scott Defense is centralized. Health only partly so.

    • @Upper 90 – I didn’t use my own words. I always use facts. Orange turd voted by mail for Florida elections. In fact, he tried to vote using the wrong address, duh. In fact, these people were found to be registered in more than one state during his run for office. They aren’t illegals … are they? Steve Bannon, Tiffany Trump, Sean Spicer & Jared Kushner.

    • @Flabby Bum – DUH … I’m pretty sure the EU is a lkarge and prosperous liberal democracy. We only have 2 borders moron. They have multiple borders. And yet, our COVID cases are out of control. Nice try though.

    • He will incite his ignorant clan to riot when he loses.

    • Linda Scott | July 5, 2020 at 9:34 PM | Reply

      @Flabby Bum for a pandemic which threatens the entire country? It’s a national response to:

      Develop a testing protocol
      Develop contact tracing protocol
      Develop quarantine protocol
      Determine when and how to enforce stay at home, masks etc.

      The CDC should create the guidelines for the stafes to implement.

      In addition, the Federal government should evaluate medical capacity, equipment adequacy etc and begin finding out how to acquire manufacture what is needed. Or to get personnel to where they were needed.

      First and foremost, to show leadership and the seriousness of the problem.

      Trump’s administration FAILED MISERABLY AT EVERY SINGLE TASK.

  4. Donnie whines about mail in ballots but it’s ok for him. He’s a sad little girl. I’ll be mailing mine in like I’ve been doing for over 25 years.

    • david paglia | July 5, 2020 at 8:28 PM | Reply

      How do you know your ballot was counted?

    • Linda Scott | July 5, 2020 at 8:36 PM | Reply

      @david paglia there’s a unique number given. You can go to a website and see where your ballot is in the process.

    • david paglia | July 5, 2020 at 8:40 PM | Reply

      @Linda Scott Thank you I didnt know.

    • Linda Scott | July 5, 2020 at 8:49 PM | Reply

      @david paglia well that’s how it works in my state. We also have a bipartisan process for delineating districts, so neither side can gerrymander.

    • MERLE JONES | July 5, 2020 at 9:36 PM | Reply

      I must also apologize for comparing bunker dump to a sad little girl …. my granddaughter even took offense accusing me of calling her trump when she is actually sad showing feelings …😔

  5. This happens when your constitution (not guaranteeing the right to vote, among other things) is not worth the paper it’s written on.

  6. Colorado Secretary of State: “Voter suppression is very easy to pull off.”

    GOP: ” Yes…..we know.”😈

    • katie Goldfish | July 5, 2020 at 6:56 PM | Reply

      Matt Thompson you have to in Canada, a voter card and I.d showing your picture and address.

    • @john Research tells me that Sweden is NOT a socialist country, research it yourself, bucko.

    • Chelsea Harsila | July 5, 2020 at 7:28 PM | Reply

      @whatsup whoa ho ho! Now someone is double triggered. You are making yourself look quite unstable, which really hurts your rhetoric, my guy

    • @Linda Scott I happen to live in Colorado and don’t buy Griswold’s statement for a second.

    • Linda Scott | July 5, 2020 at 7:47 PM | Reply

      @tonak1 I don’t give a rat’s patootie where you live.

  7. With Republican Gerrymandering, voter fraud is a given!

    • Jack B Well we’re not a democracy. Probably a news flash to you.

    • @tonak1 Why not?

    • John Thomas | July 5, 2020 at 9:31 PM | Reply

      @Linda Scott I’ve had some personal experience with family members and exgfs who were assaulted. I won’t go into details because of the amount of mockery and cruelty on this site. But from my understanding, false memories are not uncommon with victims. I don’t claim to be an expert, but I did look some of this stuff up and I have taken a lot of psychology courses in college. The inconsistencies in her story did not bother me just like the inconsistencies in a child’s recollection of sexual abuse doesn’t bother me. But I guess that’s the issue most Biden people have with her story. I mistook it for callousness and cruelty on their part. It’s a very sensitive matter and it just bothered me so much that people who supported Biden were dehumanizing her. As you can tell, I’m an emotional guy and I don’t mean to lash out at people giving their honest opinions.

    • Linda Scott | July 5, 2020 at 9:44 PM | Reply

      @Flabby Bum we have a sociopathic narcissist who would happily preside over our being burnt to the ground as long as he got his share of the spoils.

    • @Flabby Bum Why not? I’ve been waiting to see if anyone here would jump in and answer but I’ll wait a bit longer to see if anybody can answer it. Pretty sure you could google it or ask a ninth grader

  8. John P OConnell | July 5, 2020 at 2:19 PM | Reply

    Mail-In voting prevents Voter suppression efforts in big GOP states like Georgia, Wisconsin, and Texas. And other areas of the South. Definitely will hurt Trump’s re-election efforts. That is why Trump hates mail-in voting. And Trump now has installed a lackey as the Head of the Postal Service. Better keep your antennas up as we get closer to the election.

    • Lana Bulmer | July 5, 2020 at 4:32 PM | Reply

      @whatsup What in heck are you talking about? Grow a brain and get educated. The survival of your country depends on getting corrupt treasonous tRUMP out of the Whitehouse, like yesterday!

    • John P OConnell | July 5, 2020 at 5:07 PM | Reply

      @whatsup I don’t want anything to be done. But I am totally against any GOP suppression of any legitimate voters right to cast their vote.

    • Cliff Perkins | July 5, 2020 at 5:32 PM | Reply

      I worry a little since Trump appointed one of his lackeys to head USPS

    • ​@whatsup I absolutely agree with the predictions you make if the US stops being a force for good, do you see how trump is in fact causing that though? biden has been in charge before and has learned more since then, and he’s visibly choosing better people to assist him than last time round, when people were already doing reasonably well. With criminal justice reform, we might be able to rely on the justice system *more*: if we can safely call for law enforcement without risking each others’ lives or livelihoods, then cancel culture would be expected to fade as the existing laws that disallow harming others become more widely enforced. I certainly don’t like cancel culture and expect if others felt the justice system truly served their rights, they wouldn’t feel the need to do it. and in fact, black lives matter because all lives matter, and that means your life matters too, and blacklivesmatter as a movement exists because some people have not been treated well by the justice system. social justice is simply justice.

      also, a tangent: if we get biden there’s a good chance we’ll get a moderate wealth tax, which seems to confuse old money folks but is actually good for business and good for creation of material wealth and will likely improve the purchasing power of the dollar – it makes trickle down economics actually function, which means innovation in entrepreneurship is incentivized. markets don’t work to create material wealth unless money *moves*, because in a functioning economy, money moving becomes a mirror image of goods moving. A wealth tax makes you spend money – which buys things you want from people who now have money to buy things they need to produce more things. it’s a small change, and would be expected to result in old money turning into material wealth. or, you can invest it, in which case people can do whatever they want with it as long as they make you more money. school is effectively an investment in a person’s future earnings, so as we see today, if money is moving, then companies come into existence who specialize in training people to participate in the economy, and they often provide scholarships – there simply is too little of all of this due to a stagnant economy, as would be expected fromfrom people anxiously saving dollars instead of making frequent trades.

      (I’m not a leftist, I’m a neoliberal 😉 conserve our freedom-creating structure, adjust the internal routing to make things function efficiently and morally. let us always seek liberty and justice for all!)

    • The GOP are trying to stop voter suppression which is carried out by Democrats and their Antifa allies.

  9. In Colorado’s primary election last week, 99.59% of Republican voters used a mail ballot.

    I haven’t heard Trump complain about this election bring rigged? 🤔

  10. Chicago Boy | July 5, 2020 at 2:31 PM | Reply

    *DO NOT LET THEM STEAL YOUR VOTE IN NOVEMBER!* *THIS IS AMERICA!* (for some reason trump seems to forget this conveniently!) *VOTE BIDEN!* *VOTE DEMOCRAT!* *VOTE!*

  11. Whitney Mohrhauser | July 5, 2020 at 2:31 PM | Reply

    The right can’t imagine anyone not wanting to vote Republicans so they scream voter fraud. If Trump voting by mail good for him not everyone else. Double standard

    • John Thomas | July 5, 2020 at 4:05 PM | Reply

      @Football Nerd Imagine not being able to see the similarities between what Trump does to the public and what the Dems do to their base. Double standard

    • Football Nerd | July 5, 2020 at 4:24 PM | Reply

      @John Thomas Still trying to deflect I see. Enjoy your 6 hour wait to vote in November.

    • nosuchthingasshould | July 5, 2020 at 4:29 PM | Reply

      ‘Voter fraud’ is GOP code for ‘minorities getting to vote’ . They know that’s what it means when they say it, and when they hear it. Votes of Black or Latino citizens are to them illegitimate.

    • I don’t think the left have any right to talk about anyone else ‘screaming’. It’s all they seem able to do.

    • @Flabby Bum I guess you don’t go to Trump rallies.

      You really should go. No mask or social distancing now, hear?

  12. Elizabeth Ayres | July 5, 2020 at 2:32 PM | Reply

    I just want to be watching when Trump bursts into flames for the lies he spreads.

  13. Jessi Taran | July 5, 2020 at 2:33 PM | Reply

    It is in the Republicans best interests to make sure that as few people vote as possible. There is no possible way that Trump can win legitimately – so he intends to win illegitimately. He has already admitted that he is willing to cheat in order to win an election. He did it in 2016. Why wouldn’t he do it in 2020?

    • Hakura Chii | July 5, 2020 at 5:52 PM | Reply

      Yes. And the Republicans not only killed a bill to protect against election interference, but recently snuck an amendment into the new budget bill that changes a rule regarding campaigns having to ‘report any offers of foreign aid to the FBI’. If that passes, the campaign would have no legal obligation to go to the FBI about being approached by a foreign power offering to interfere to help the campaign.

  14. generationofswine | July 5, 2020 at 2:33 PM | Reply

    “Voter fraud” is just one of those right wing lies that won’t go away. It’s been studied to death and no matter how many billions of ballots they examine, they never find any voter fraud. It’s a ridiculous idea anyway. Why would someone risk being deported by trying to vote. It’s a crime that doesn’t benefit anyone. It reminds me of the mantra that tax cuts help the economy, create jobs etc. You’d think after forty years of tax cuts for the rich and corporations with zero new jobs created, zero wage increases they’d drop it, but I guess if you can get voters to repeat it and ignore the evidence that it’s false, why stop?

    • Gary Quarty | July 5, 2020 at 3:29 PM | Reply

      How do you examine the ones that get destroyed? The volunteers that count them are not vetted. They maybe antifa. Or in you’re case the worst thing on earth a Trump supporter. That can miscount or tamper ala AL Franken. Macain accused Obama of rigging the election by colluding with ACORN.

    • @Gary Quarty
      The system is far from perfect, and certainly needs reforms, but outright fraud is extremely rare and difficult to pull off. It can’t change the outcome of a large election.

    • Linda Scott | July 5, 2020 at 3:47 PM | Reply

      @Gary Quarty wow what a mish mash of conspiracy nonsense. Ballots aren’t counted by volunteers, Antifa is a boogeyman that doesn’t even exist on a regular basis (they aren’t even an organization but a loose coalition of people who counterprotest fascist demonstrations).

      Grow up.

    • @Gary Quarty “antifa” literally just means “anti fascist”, and are certainly not an organized group by any stretch. it includes the entire us military by oath to the constitution, for example, as well as the majority of the US population. weirdly doesn’t seem to include police. also, @generationofswine many tax cuts likely hurt the rich by nature of reducing innovation and entrepreneurship, which means they have lower quality things to buy. this is especially true of the lack of a wealth tax – if there were a wealth tax it would incentivize purchasing, which means higher quality products and services get developed by entrepreneurs.

    • Voter fraud does benefit people – those who run for office under the Democrat banner. It does exist, as evidenced by Democrats winning the House. The other major problem, namely voter suppression, is also conducted by the Democrats, using their allies in Antifa and BLM to scare voters away.

  15. Trump is looking for any excuse possible to have a reason not to accept the November results. That’s all it is.

    • @Clayton Gunter Nobody is VOTER BLOCKING.
      Go register. Go vote.
      One person. One vote.

    • Shawna Weesner | July 5, 2020 at 9:23 PM | Reply

      justin denley Nope. If you do not mark what you want your political affiliation to be on your DMV, it remains unmarked, and you cannot vote in the primaries. STOP with the misinformation Oregon voter. What in the world are you smoking?

    • Shawna Weesner | July 5, 2020 at 9:26 PM | Reply

      Adventure54 You mean try getting things handed to you and acting like a spoiled child. What don’t you try to act responsibly, regardless if you’re skin color is white, brown, black, or rainbow.

    • Shawna Weesner | July 5, 2020 at 9:27 PM | Reply

      Hakura Chii That’s what I’m counting on!

    • Shawna Weesner | July 5, 2020 at 9:29 PM | Reply

      tonak1 You have a point. I certainly have not been impressed, but I’m not impressed with tRump, either!

  16. Linda Brooks | July 5, 2020 at 2:56 PM | Reply

    Mail in ballots is the only way to secure a fair election.. Electronic VOTING is Trump ticket to re-elected. Let’s prove Trump wrong America.

    • justin denley | July 5, 2020 at 6:30 PM | Reply

      Leonard Allen, Andrew Gillum wants you to quit calling him, he says its too soon? What does this mean?

    • Ivanka involved with the new voting machines…be wary.

    • @justin denley Go on, and take the Kool-Aid, there is no hope for you.

    • WikdSeafood | July 5, 2020 at 9:59 PM | Reply

      @justin denley How often do you wash your tin foil hat?

    • Linda thank you for your words of wisdom. Everybody needs to make sure they’re still register to vote and then in all 50 states you can request an absentee ballot.Trump and the GOP are terrified of more voter participation and Vladimir can’t put in is 2 rubles worth. Thank bad karma on Trump every day, it worked against Tonya Harding and where is she today. Certainly not knocking her competitors in the knee.

  17. Angel Gabriel | July 5, 2020 at 2:57 PM | Reply

    Trump wants voters at the polls so he use his voter suppression tactics at the polling stations! Trust me, that is his true reason for objecting to Mail-in ballots. Trump is a con man!

  18. The BleweOne | July 5, 2020 at 2:58 PM | Reply

    I wonder where Trump is getting these ideas of suppression? Could it be his buddies Putin and Kim Jong.

  19. Flavius Stilicho | July 5, 2020 at 3:33 PM | Reply

    *As of 5 July 2020* —
    Trump days in office: 1058
    Trump days golfing: 275
    *Percentage of days golfing = 26%*

    • Not a good thing. He said that he wouldn’t had time to go golfing when Obama was in office. What a lie! Again, when he is in office, he is dividing the nation, and when he is on the golf course, he is stealing from the nation. I don’t know the number, do anyone remember that he ever played any golf at non-Trump resort after he became the president? Making tax-payers pay for all of them to his personal pocket. That’s tens of millions of dollars.

    • Solar Analysis | July 5, 2020 at 7:38 PM | Reply

      @Ryan Harper I know, I cant sleep nights thinking about michelle obamas sleeveless outfit…

    • Solar Analysis | July 5, 2020 at 7:39 PM | Reply

      @Ryan Harper (I have a photo with Reagan wearing a tan suit)

    • Ryan Harper | July 5, 2020 at 7:58 PM | Reply

      @Solar Analysis oh God, No!!!!!!

    • Ryan Harper | July 5, 2020 at 8:43 PM | Reply

      @Solar Analysis hahaha….wasn’t that about people being offended by how beautiful and strong her arms were?

  20. Susan Brooke | July 5, 2020 at 4:08 PM | Reply

    November 3!

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