January 18, 2023
By Peg Cage

Not one person has cast a ballot in Colorado since the 2016 primary election.

The definition of ballots cast is now “’Ballots Cast’ means the total number of ballots received by the county clerk in an election,” (not including those returned undeliverable.)

To certify elections, canvass board members must reconcile “the ballots cast in an election to confirm that the number of ballots counted in that election does not exceed the number of ballots cast in that election.”  Replace "cast" with the definition and read it this way — reconcile “the ballots number of ballots received by the county clerk to confirm that the number of ballots counted does not exceed the number of ballots number of ballots received by the county clerk in that election.”  Or simply put — the number of ballots received by the county clerk does not exceed the number of ballots counted by the county clerk.  In fact, the numbers reconcile every time, because by definition they are the same.  Voter verification is not and cannot be considered.

This definition is nonsensical and violates Colorado's simple language law.  It was created by Wayne Williams in response to Boulder County Republicans’ repeated refusal to certify elections where most ballots were cast by mail.  BCR proved that it is no longer possible to verify who cast a ballot and therefore the voter’s eligibility and the ballot's validity is questionable. 

Rather than get rid of the problematic mail ballots, the Secretary of State got rid of the voters.  Problem solved.  All elections are “certifiable.”

Stalin was right.  It is enough that the people know there was an election.


For more Election Integrity articles, see PROJECT: ELECTION INTEGRITY - DON'T CERTIFY ELECTIONS