Steve Curtis, a former chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, faces up to three years in prison after being convicted Thursday of voter fraud and forgery for signing his ex-wife’s ballot during the 2016 election, prosecutors say. The 58-year-old, who also was a KLZ radio host, was charged in February after authorities say DNA evidence and handwriting analysis linked him to the ballot of his ex, Kelly Curtis. The Weld County District Attorney’s Office says court testimony during Curtis’ trial revealed that Kelly Curtis had moved to Charleston, S.C., in December 2015. When she called the county’s clerk and recorder to get her mail-in ballot, she was told she had already voted.
Prosecutors found Curtis forged his ex-wife’s name on her ballot and mailed it in.
Curtis claimed during the trial that he signed her ballot while he was suffering from a middle-of-the-night diabetic episode and then unknowingly mailed it in the next day, according to prosecutors and The Greeley Tribune.