Update: Arapahoe County voter-fraud investigation

Article subtitle: 
Voter-fraud investigation dating back to 2008
Article author: 
Lynn Bartels
Article publisher: 
The Denver Post
Article date: 
22 November 2013
Article category: 
Colorado News
Article Body: 

Two of the people charged are immigrants — one from Africa who has donated to Democratic causes, the other from Poland — who have been deemed ineligible to vote in Colorado.

The two non-citizens who were charged are Tadesse Degefa, 72, and Vitaliy Grabchenko, 47, both of Aurora ...

The other two are Coloradans who worked for a liberal non-profit organization that registered people to vote ...

The district attorney charged canvassers Michael Michaelis, 41, of Brighton, and Carl Blocker, 51 ...

Blocker has been in jail in Fairplay since August on a parole violation hold, according to a Park County jail official. Colorado Bureau of Investigation records show he has been arrested on various charges, including burglary and drug possession.

Michaelis was employed by Work for Progress, while Blocker was employed by one of its subcontractors, Grass Roots Voter Outreach ...

The investigation began in July after Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler referred 155 cases of "non-citizen voters" to 15 district attorneys statewide ...
That information led investigators to Work for Progress, a national nonprofit that formed in 2008 and hires canvassers to register voters. Investigators served the group with a warrant at its office in LoDo ...