Fact Check: Did Illegal Immigrants Vote In Colorado Elections?

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on Facebook purports U.S. Army Cyber Command found votes cast by illegal immigrants in Colorado.

Verdict: False

The claim stems from a satirical website. There is currently no evidence of widespread voter fraud in Colorado or any other states during the midterms.

Fact Check:

Democratic Incumbent Colorado Senator Michael Bennet defeated Republican challenger Joe O’Dea Nov. 9, according to CBS News. The incumbent senator won with 55% to O’Dea’s 41%, the outlet reported.

The Facebook post purports illegal immigrants were permitted to vote throughout the state of Colorado. “Illegal Immigrants in Colorado used fraudulent state identification cards to vote for Democrats in the 2022 midterm election,” the post reads.

There are no credible news reports of election fraud during the 2022 midterms. U.S. Cyber Command has not posted anything regarding election fraud on their verified social media accounts or on their website. 

The claim is inaccurate. It stems from a Nov. 10 article from the satirical website, Real Raw News. The site’s “about us” page identifies itself as containing “humor, parody, and satire.”

Check Your Fact has contacted the U.S. Army for comment and we will update this piece if a response is provided. (RELATED: Does This Video Show A ‘Masked Man’ Cheating In The 2022 midterm Election?)

In the run up to the 2022 Midterm election there were reports that the Colorado Secretary of State’s office sent voter registration instructional postcards to 30,000 non-citizens throughout the state. The Secretary of State confirmed that this was a clerical error and clarified that U.S. citizens are eligible to vote and there are safeguards in place to ensure that, NPR reported.

This is not the first time false information about the midterms has been spread online.  Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim Governor-elect Katie Hobbs entered a vote tabulation room during the elections.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter

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