Former Colorado Republican Party chairman Steve Curtis has been convicted of forgery and fraud after casting a ballot for his ex-wife in the 2016 presidential election.
Curtis's defense that a "diabetic episode" caused his actions was apparently unconvincing.
According to CBS Denver, his defense attorney claimed that although Curtis did perform the act of filling, signing, and mailing the ballot, he did not have the “required mental state” necessary for the commission of a crime.
Prosecutor Tate Costin said Curtis knew what he was doing, asking “If he were going to sign a name during this confused diabetic state, wouldn’t he sign his own name?”
Curtis’ ex-wife moved to South Carolina after they separated and learned her ballot had been cast after calling the clerk’s office to see how she could vote.
[He] caused a stir ahead of the 2016 election when he said on KLZ 560: “It seems to be, and correct me if I’m wrong here, but virtually every case of voter fraud I can remember in my lifetime was committed by Democrats.”