Judge dismisses felony voting case against Colorado Democrat incumbent in federal court
A federal judge has dismissed a felony voter purge case against a Colorado Democrat incumbent congressional candidate.
Former GOP Congressional Candidate Kelly Greene filed the suit to try to get an invalidated voter purge order thrown out. Greene, a former Boulder County prosecutor, claimed the order, signed by a Boulder County judge, was unlawful and filed a court order invalidating the order. In July, a district court judge agreed and ordered Greene’s voter purge order be issued.
In October, the judge ordered Greene’s original voter purge order to be voided and Greene’s new voter purge order to be put into effect. Greene appealed and the Denver District Court reversed the District Judge’s decision and said the order was lawful.
Greene said she was not aware of the voter purge order until a year after it was signed by the judge, when Greene had a conversation with an investigator in the district attorney’s office, who was investigating Greene for a potential crime. Greene argued the law does not require a court to issue a voter purge order if the prosecutor’s office has evidence Greene committed a criminal offense and the prosecutor makes it known they have evidence he committed a crime.
The district attorney’s office had the option of making the evidence public so the public could see Greene committed a crime and making a public announcement there was evidence Greene committed a crime. Greene said his conversation with the investigator was a violation of the law. The district attorney’s office did not make the evidence public and Greene has never been charged by a grand jury or arrested.
Greene said the law does not require a court to issue a voter purge order if the prosecutor’s office has evidence Greene committed a criminal offense and the prosecutor makes it known they have evidence he committed the crime.
“The law says you don’t have to, but it does say the court will do a voter purge when the district attorney files a petition,” Greene said.
The district attorney’s office never made public evidence of evidence of Greene committing a crime, Greene said.
“They [the prosecutor’s office] are not being forthcoming with the public. They are hiding evidence that they will not make public. They were ordered by a court to make a public announcement but they did not,” Greene said. “Instead, they hid evidence and destroyed evidence.”
The prosecutor’s office agreed to Greene’s request to dismiss the voter purge order in federal court but Greene filed a writ of mandamus in Denver