A national conservative organization that aims to address voter fraud filed lawsuits Monday against two Colorado county clerks for what it says is improper maintenance of voter rolls. True the Vote alleges clerks from Gilpin and Mineral counties have voter registration rates — according to the group’s analysis — of more than 100 percent, which it says signifies a problem. As a result, the group says, the clerks haven’t complied with the Voter Registration Act of 1993 by not making “a reasonable effort to conduct voter list maintenance programs in elections for federal office.”
Moreover, the lawsuits look to suspend in the counties a new elections law requiring the mailing of ballots to all eligible voters. According to the lawsuits, implementation of that law “will exacerbate and intensify the violations.”
Gilpin County Clerk Colleen Stewart and Mineral County Clerk Eryn Wintz, who are Democrats, declined to comment.