A Denver Democrat was charged with forgery and perjury after using dead voters and Sesame Street characters for for signatures to run for office.
9 News reported:
A woman who tried to run for Denver City Council last year has been charged with 13 counts of forgery and perjury after submitting petitions filled out with signatures of Sesame Street characters, dead people and voters who told investigators they never signed her petition.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Corrie Houck, the candidate in question, who signed for her own petitions under penalty of perjury.
Investigators say lines on the petition were filled out for Sesame Street characters Big Bird, Bert and Ernie.
In 2015, Houck tried to run for a Denver City Council District 2 seat, which covers southwest Denver.
According to court records, the director of the Elections Division told the Denver District Attorney’s office Houck submitted six petitions so she could be placed on the 2015 municipal ballot.
She needed 100 signatures to qualify and ultimately never appeared on the ballot.
Court records detailed the use of Sesame Street characters on the petition forms. “Bert and Ernie” were written in one box, with an address for Sesame Street in Los Angeles. The signature was filled out saying “HAHAHA! FU!”