EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. – A Colorado woman has been charged with six counts of voter fraud for allegedly writing her dead parents’ names on their mail-in ballots multiple times in elections between 2009 and 2013.
Sarilu Sosa-Sanchez, 59, was charged in late May in El Paso County with six counts of forgery of a government-issued document, a class 5 felony. A DNA collection was also ordered in the case.
She’ll be in an El Paso County court for her advisement hearing on the charges on Thursday morning.
Though voter fraud has become a much-discussed topic since President Donald Trump started postulating that millions of people may be voting illegally in U.S. elections last year, none of the charges Sosa-Sanchez faces are related to the 2016 election.
A source with knowledge of the investigation tells Denver7 that Sosa-Sanchez fraudulently voted with her deceased parents’ ballots several times starting in 2009 and up through a 2013 election.
Only one person in Colorado has been charged with voter fraud stemming from last year’s election: former Colorado Republican Party chairman Steven Curtis, who was also charged with one count of forgery of a government-issued document. He’s accused of signing his wife’s ballot with her name.