Election denial leads to grassroots efforts to find potential voter fraud

July 27, 2022
An official ballot drop box in Colorado Springs' election headquarters. May 31, 2022.An official ballot drop box in Colorado Springs' election headquarters. May 31, 2022.Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
An official ballot drop box in Colorado Springs' election headquarters. May 31, 2022.

Thousands of voters in this state, perhaps tens of thousands, have had the same experience in the past year or two: a knock at their door from people asking about their ballot. These volunteers aren’t with campaigns; they’re with groups trying to make a case that there’s fraud in the election system. CPR public affairs reporter Bente Birkeland has spent the past few months reporting on this effort in tandem with NPR election security reporter Miles Parks.