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Colorado investigating handful of possible double voting cases

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Colorado is investigating whether a handful of voters cast two ballots in the 2016 presidential election.
  
Secretary of State Wayne Williams said Friday 48 people may have either voted twice in Colorado or voted in Colorado and in another state. Of those, 10 people are suspected of casting two ballots within the state, while 38 people are suspected of voting in one of four other states.

Some 2.9 million Coloradans voted last fall. 

"A very small percentage of the 2.9 million votes cast in Colorado in the 2016 election look to be improper, but even that small number deserves our vigilant pursuit," Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams said.
  
Williams says the cases were discovered by local officials and during a postelection study of 11.5 million voter records in Colorado, Delaware, Maryland, Oregon and Washington.
  
Those states planned the study well before the creation of President Donald Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is investigating alleged voter fraud.
  
Williams says Colorado's 48 cases were referred to law enforcement for investigation. They involve voters from both major parties as well as minor parties and independents.

"Colorado's county election administrators continue to do an outstanding job of protecting Colorado's elections from fraud," Williams said. "The vast majority of these cases involve voters who voted twice in ways the counties could not detect during the election. That's why we take post-election reviews and prosecutions so seriously."
  
All told, the five-state study uncovered 112 possible voter fraud cases.

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