The state will prosecute any cases of suspected fraud following a news report showing votes were cast in the names of dead people, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams said Friday.
Williams said he is working with Colorado county clerks and district attorneys to root out voter fraud. In a report Thursday, CBS4 found several cases of records showing votes being cast by people who had died years earlier.
“Our office is working to ensure all such incidents are prosecuted and that laws and rules are adjusted to make vote fraud as difficult as possible,” Williams said in a release late Thursday. Williams’ office also is working with county clerks to streamline the process required to delete deceased voters from voting rolls.