Members of a QAnon-linked election fraud conspiracy group — some of whom are armed — are knocking on doors of voters across Colorado, attempting to find evidence of voter fraud.
The group, called the U.S. Election Integrity Plan (USEIP), states unequivocally that the 2020 election was stolen and that members “do not consent to be governed by those elected through fraud.”
Volunteers are going door-to-door all over the state, including Mesa, El Paso, and Weld counties, using public voter lists to identify precincts from which they believe ballots were fraudulently cast and asking residents to confirm their addresses, whether they participated in the 2020 election, and if so how they cast their vote.
The USEIP, which has partnered with the Colorado GOP on local events, just released its “County & Local Organizing Playbook.” The manual states that some of its early volunteers were sex criminals, but that it has since implemented a background check as part of its vetting process. USEIP did not respond to an email request for comment submitted via its website. This article will be updated with any response received.
“When a person signed up, we would check their social media and call them to do a gut check’ on the person,” the group stated. “This process was in place for many months, until we learned (roundaboutly) that there were a couple of people in our group, who were volunteering for our events, who had a criminal history of sexual misconduct. Since our events are always open for people to bring their kids, we couldn’t continue to be so relaxed in our approach…It’s unfortunate that we must check volunteers for pedophilic leanings, but welcome to 2021.”
On the Western Slope, this effort is being led by Cory Anderson, an anti-government “Three Percenter” militia member and former leader of “Bikers for Trump Colorado,” whose wife Jacqueline is the first vice-chair of the Mesa County Republican Party.
Anderson explained his work with the U.S. Election Integrity Project (USEIP), election-conspiracy group, at an April 24 presentation featuring Dr. Douglas Frank, a part-time math teacher who pushed an extreme election fraud conspiracy theory at a pair of Colorado events.
The presentations were organized by U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) former campaign manager, Sherronna Bishop, and USEIP.
Anderson says he’s leading a team of over 20 volunteers who are going door-to-door in Mesa County, looking for evidence of election fraud by asking voters if they indeed cast a vote last November.
The following clip is from Frank’s full presentation, posted by Bishop. It begins immediately after Frank concludes his remarks.
Bishop introduces Cory Anderson as “not only security but he’s going to be training all the counties around the state in this voter integrity project.”
Anderson describes viewing Frank’s presentation as “being redpilled,” which is slang popular with QAnon followers and the alt-right, for being introduced to and believing a conspiracy theory.
He goes on to say USEIP has 17 county captains across Colorado and the goal is to go out and prove Frank’s theory by finding “all those phantom voters.”
USEIP’s goal is to gather data the group members believe will prove the unsubstantiated allegations made by Frank, who has become a minor celebrity in the election conspiracy world. Frank claims to have discovered an algorithm he insists was inserted via software hacking into the voting machines of every county in Colorado, as well as many other states, in order to cast ‘phantom ballots’ for President Biden.
Frank told the Colorado Times Recorder, “I’m saying that people printed ballots and mailed them in on behalf of people that were unlikely to have returned to ballot.”
Frank traveled to Colorado in April to present to conservative activists in Grand Junction and Denver. His evidence consists of graphs for each county that purport to show more votes cast than registered voters, a claim debunked by county clerks and election experts. Nevertheless, his presentation so appealed to USEIP’s conspiracist members that they have organized members to download and create walk lists from publicly available voter data and canvass neighborhoods, asking Coloradans to confirm their identity and participation in the 2020 election.
Both USEIP’s website and the first page of its volunteer manual proclaim, “We Are The Plan,” a QAnon conspiracy slogan intended to encourage followers to stay active despite Trump no longer holding office.
The group is issuing its own ID badges to its volunteers and building a database of photos of voters’ residences. As progressive blog Colorado Pols recently reported, USEIP El Paso County Captain Charity McPike told volunteers attending a July 24 canvass in Colorado Springs, “We are attempting to line up security. However, anyone who carries protection might want to let us know so we can offer your cell phone numbers to those who are concerned.”
USEIP is also working with the Colorado Republican Party on its “Election Integrity Operations.” A USEIP member runs the state GOP’s program and has given joint presentations along with the group founder, Ashley Epp.
Bishop posted an Instagram video just before she left last week for My Pillow CEO’s Mike Lindell’s Cyber Symposium, a three-day election fraud conspiracy conference, at which she informed her viewers on USEIP’s voter verification efforts in Mesa County are finished.
“We just finished and we’ve found some problems, but the problems aren’t with the clerk, they’re with the system,” wrote Bishop.
Last week the Andersons, Bishop, and other USEIP members traveled to South Dakota on conspiracist Mike Lindell’s private jet to participate in his Cyber Symposium. Embattled Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, who is now under criminal investigation by both local and federal authorities for leaks of confidential election information, also attended the conference, almost certainly also via Lindell’s jet.
Neither Mr. Anderson nor Ms. Bishop immediately responded to requests for comment. This article will be updated with any response received.