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  • Writer's pictureMario Nicolais

Ballot box watching events are unnecessary, anti-democratic and dangerous

I received my ballot last week and walked over to the nearest drop box, popped in my vote and went home. Safe, easy, secure. As far as I am concerned, Colorado elections are the best run in the country.


That is why I am so dismayed — but unsurprised — to find conspiracy theorists and militias have organized “ballot box watching” events in our state. It is unnecessary, anti-democratic and dangerous.


Joe Oltmann is a the grifter-in-chief for this particular exercise in voter intimidation. He is the head of FEC United, a group that fans paranoia among Republican activists and cashes in on their fears. Without any proof or evidence, he makes wild accusations only slightly less deranged than those spewed by Alex Jones.





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