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Former chairman of the Republican Party faces voter fraud charges

Voter fraud was a serious concern among the 2016 election. It is against the law for a good reason; if people vote multiple times, it's more likely for their candidate to win and for other votes to have less value.

An Aug. 10 report has shown that a former chairman of the Colorado Republican Party is being accused of voter fraud. It's believed that the man used his ex-wife's identity during the presidential election. He was a chairman with the party from 1997 through 1999 and has been a talk show host in Denver since then.

The man has pleaded not guilty to the charges, which include one count of forgery and one count of voter fraud. If he is convicted of the charges, he could end up with a felony and spend up to three years in prison.

As of August, the plan is to have a four-day trial in December. At that time, the Weld District Court judge will listen to testimonies and review the evidence against the man while the jury weighs the possibility of voter fraud.

If you're accused of voter fraud or identity theft, it's important to defend yourself as quickly as possible. Both charges can potentially lead to time in prison and other harsh penalties. Protect yourself and your freedom by knowing that you have a right to remain silent until you speak with your attorney. Your attorney can help you devise the best defense for your case once you go over the case with him or her. At that point, you'll know better what to expect if you go to court.

Source: CBS Local, "Former Colorado GOP Chair Pleads Not Guilty To Voting Fraud," accessed Aug. 16, 2017

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