On Oct. 15, Kathleen Curry, an unaffiliated candidate for the Colorado State House, District 61 seat, formally filed an affidavit requesting an investigation of the Colorado Accountable Government Alliance (CAGA) Independent Expenditure Committee and Political Action Committee with the 5th, 7th and 9th District Attorney's offices. Curry submitted her request after having received three mail pieces from CAGA and hearing a radio advertisement paid for by CAGA alleging that a bill she sponsored allowed insurance companies to deny mammogram and other cancer screening coverage.
The bill in question did not allow insurance companies to deny mammogram coverage. The publication of false information with the intent to influence voters is a violation of Colorado law, 1-13-109 CRS.
Curry's affidavit was also filed with the Colorado Attorney General's office and the Colorado Secretary of State's office.
"I believe that the Colorado Accountable Government Alliance should be investigated and held accountable for its actions in my race for the State House," Curry said. "The fact that thousands of voters in four counties were sent information that is factually incorrect is in violation of the law and I intend to pursue legal action regardless of the short time period left before election day. The use of such tactics damages the voter's trust in the system and undermines the integrity of the election process. As an independent candidate I do not use or support destructive campaign practices, and Colorado law prohibits the use of blatant lies to influence voters."blog comments powered by Disqus