A Colorado state committee will hold an official hearing on election integrity and related concerns around Dominion Voting Systems, next week.
The announcement comes after the Democratic Speaker of the Colorado House refused a request by a group of state Republican Representatives for the creation of a special election committee and for an audit of the voting software used in the state.
They said the purpose of the hearing is “to hear testimony and learn from expert witnesses regarding the integrity of Colorado’s election processes during the 2020 General Election, and related concerns surrounding Dominion Voting Systems.”
“While previous problems such as ballot harvesting have plagued Colorado for several years, new concerns surrounding our election process became more pronounced when voter registration postcards from the Secretary of State’s office were intentionally sent to ineligible individuals,” they said.
“This incident led to an official complaint and request for investigation to the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Election Commission.”
The outgoing Speaker of the Colorado House, KC Beker said on Monday that “the state’s elections are among the safest and most secure in the nation, and that audits leave no doubt about this year’s results.”
She dismissed concerns as coming from “a few fringe members of the minority traffic in debunked conspiracy theories.”
The office of the Secretary of State has not responded to a request for comment.
Dominion Voting Systems have repeatedly dismissed allegations that their products were involved in any voting irregularities.
In Colorado, 94 percent of ballots were cast using a mail ballot.
The number of people voting in the presidential election increased from 2016 by 17 percent in Colorado, with nearly 87 percent voter turnout this year—the second-highest turnout rate in the nation.
According to the officially certified results, Joe Biden got 55 percent of the votes in Colorado, to President Trump’s 42 percent.
In 2016, Colorado certified 48 percent of votes for Hilary Clinton 43 for president Trump.