The Denver Post - - DENVER & THE WEST - — Gree­ley Tri­bune

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.

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