I-Team: Officials from across the state say registration workers who appeared in 9NEWS stories should go to jail. Officials also call for reform
By: Deborah Sherman (I-Team Reporter) and Nicole Vap (Executive Producer Investigative)
Created: 10/12/2004 7:08 PM MDT - Updated: 10/17/2004 11:06 AM MDT
The I-Team has uncovered some disturbing evidence of voter registration fraud. Part II. 9NEWS at 6 p.m. Oct. 12, 2004.
DENVER - Authorities are calling for criminal charges and change following a 9News I-Team investigation showing widespread voter registration fraud in Colorado.
In fact, officials say the people in the I-Team report should go to jail. Denver District Attorney Bill Ritter told 9News Tuesday afternoon his office is investigating some 200 questionable voter registration applications. 'People are trying to corrupt the election process. People should be prosecuted,' Ritter said.
Our I-Team investigation found some voter registration workers signed-up people dozens of times for money. And some of those who registered aren't even allowed to vote. Workers forged signatures, made up addresses or changed legitimate voter information, many times without voters ever knowing it.
Kym Cason told 9News she registered herself 25 times and her friends 40 times. Cason claims she was trying to help her boyfriend earn money. He worked for a group called ACORN that paid workers by the hour but had a 5 application per hour quota. Cason told 9News, 'everybody needs an extra dollar here now and they need to make their quota for the day."