Several cases of dead men and women voting in Colorado have been discovered.
The discovery has been making people doubt the safeguards designed to prevent such occurrences.
“We do believe there were several instances of potential vote fraud that occurred,” said Wayne Williams, Secretary of State.
“It shows there is the potential for fraud.”
According to CBS Local, the instances of dead men and women casting votes occurred from El Paso County in southern Colorado to Denver and Jefferson County. The revelation of the illicit ballot casting was made by cross-referencing databases of voting histories in the state against a federal death database.
The inquiry and the revelation gave rise to criminal investigations in El Paso and Jefferson County. A massive investigation by Wayne William’s office has also been implemented.
It was reported that in 2015, the state disclosed a list of 1.6 million registered voters who died. Officials have been working hard to reform strategies to make sure elections are fair and legal. However, the state moved to an all-mail voting system, which now indicates that illegal ballots can pass through holes in the system.
According to Gazette.com, officials said that intentional and unintentional fraud is associated with mail-in voting. People trying to commit voter fraud would simply intercept a mailed ballot and put an extra vote into it. Voters of Colorado do not need to show photo ID cards when registering in person.
Among the cases of voter fraud, one of the most intriguing was that of Sara Sosa, who died on October 14, 2009. Voting records have been uncovered that shows ballots were cast for Sosa in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Sara Sosa’s husband, Miguel, died on September 26, 2008. Documents show that a vote was put in his name the next year, 2009.