EX-GOP CHAIR’S VOTER-FRAUD TRIAL SET
A former chairman of the state Republican Party, who prosecutors say committed voter fraud using his exwife’s identity in the 2016 election, has a four-day trial scheduled to start in December in Weld District Court.
Steve Curtis on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to one count of voter fraud and one count of forgery, a Class 5 felony. If convicted, he faces up to three years in prison.
Curtis served as the chairman of the state Republican Party from 1997-99, and he since has worked as a conservative radio talk show host.
Few details about the case are public, but officials have confirmed it connects to an investigation launched by the Weld County clerk’s office, which then handed over the investigation to the district attorney’s office.
According to a complaint filed by the district attorney’s office, Curtis used Kelly Curtis’ identity to commit voter fraud on a general election mail-in ballot in October. Kelly, who broadcast news confirmed is Steve Curtis’ ex-wife, is listed in the complaint as having a South Carolina address.