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Isn't it ironic

This former GOP chair claimed Democrats were always the ones charged with voter fraud. He just got charged himself.

Former Colorado Republican Party chairman Steven Curtis claimed ahead of the 2016 elections that "virtually every case of voter fraud" he could remember "was committed by Democrats." Now, his words are coming back to haunt him.

Court records have revealed that Curtis was charged on Feb. 1 with "forgery of a public record, a fifth-degree felony, and an elections mail-in ballot offense, a misdemeanor," Denver's ABC7 reported. Curtis, who chaired Colorado's Republican Party from 1997 to 1999, allegedly forged his wife's signature on her mail-in ballot, which he'd allegedly filled out.

If convicted, Curtis could face up to 3 years in jail for the forgery charge and up to 18 months for the misdemeanor charge. ABC7 reported Colorado's secretary of state's office said Curtis' case is the "only voter fraud case that has ended in charges stemming from last year's election."