As one of Colorado’s most prominent election conspiracists, Joe Oltmann has spent the past two years insisting that there has been massive voter fraud in just about every Colorado and national election since 2020. He’s never been able to produce any evidence of this, and in fact, has been sued for defamation multiple times over his unsubstantiated claims.

Thanks in part to one of those lawsuits, there finally appears to be proof of voter fraud: his own.

It’s either that or he’s committed perjury, according to several public records.

In an Aug. 6, 2021, court statement, Oltmann said he is not a resident of Colorado.

Screenshot from Oltmann’s Motion for Relief from the order requiring him to appear in person for a deposition at the Denver District Courthouse on Aug 11, 2021.

Another court pleading by Oltmann, filed over a year later on Sept. 26, 2022, confirms this: “Finally, in August, 2021, Mr. Oltmann moved his residence from Colorado, and ceased to be a resident of this state. While he conducts business in the State of Colorado, Mr. Oltmann does not reside here.”

Here’s the catch: If Oltmann no longer lives here, as he’s told the court, then why is he voting in Colorado elections?

Records indicate Oltmann voted in Colorado in the 2021 election, and the 2022 primary and general elections, all of which took place well after he says he moved out of state. He voted by mail in 2021 and for the primary in 2022, before voting in person in Douglas County on Election Day 2022.

Additional court records confirm this disparity. In a Dec. 16 deposition, Oltmann confirmed both that he stopped being a Colorado resident in August, 2021, and that he voted in Douglas County on Election Day last year.

In the Dec. 16, 2022 deposition, Oltmann claims that he asked the Colorado Secretary of State’s office if he could vote in Colorado despite not living here and that they told him he could.

The Colorado Secretary of State website defines a “residence” for purposes of voter registration and voting as, “generally mean[ing] the principal or primary home or place in which a person lives…. You must have a residence to register to vote. Once you establish a residence, it exists until you establish a new residence. Note: you may not have more than one residence.”

Colorado state law addresses the issue in relatively plain language.

“If a person moves to any other state with the intention of making it a permanent residence, that person is considered to have lost Colorado residence after twenty-two days’ absence from this state unless the person has evidenced an intent to retain a residence in this state by a self-affirmation executed pursuant to section 1-7.5-107(3) (b.5). After a person moves from one residence to another and has made the new residence his or her sole legal place of residence, the person is considered to have residence at the residence in this state to which the person moved. —Colo. Rev. Stat. § 1-2-102

“The Department of State does not have a record of this conversation with Mr Oltmann and it is not the Department’s practice to provide legal advice, said a spokesperson for the Colorado Secretary of State. “Cases of potential voter fraud are referred to the appropriate prosecutor.”

According to the Texas Secretary of State’s website, new residents who wish to vote in the Lone Star state must register with their county clerk 30 days prior to the election and can use a passport for identification purposes. Texas also requires new residents to obtain a Texas driver’s license from the Texas Department of Public Safety within 90 days of moving to the state.

Oltmann gave the deposition as part of a defamation lawsuit filed by former Dominion Voting Systems employee Eric Coomer against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who was served with the lawsuit while appearing in Colorado last April to speak at an election fraud conspiracy rally.

Reached for comment, Oltmann confirmed that he isn’t a resident of Colorado and hasn’t been since August of 2021. He insisted that owning a house and paying taxes in Colorado allow him to vote here if he chooses.

CTR: According to the deposition that you said you talked to someone at the Colorado Secretary of State’s office and they said it was okay for you to vote in Colorado despite not living here. Is that right?

Oltmann: I own a house in Colorado.

CTR: Right. But you told the court you were no longer a resident of the state.

Oltmann: I’m not.

CTR: And haven’t been since August of 2021.

Oltmann: Okay. Do I still own a house here?

CTR: Well, if you’re not a resident of Colorado, you’re not supposed to vote in Colorado.

Oltmann: Do I own a house here or do I pay taxes here?

CTR: In your deposition, it says you paid taxes in Texas.

Oltmann: I do. But do I pay taxes here in Colorado?

CTR: Well, that wasn’t in the deposition. So you can tell me.

Oltmann: Do I have a Colorado driver’s license? Does where I reside actually tell me where I can and cannot vote?

CTR: Why did you tell the court you don’t reside in Colorado?

Oltmann: I don’t. But I own a house here. I’m here. There’s a certain portion of my time that I spend here. My voter registration did not allow me to vote in Texas. What you’re trying to do is suppress my ability to vote.

Oltmann declined to answer additional questions but did offer that he was preparing to sue the Colorado Times Recorder. He also characterized this reporter as an “anti-American Antifa communist piece of shit,” and said “you killing yourself would probably be the best thing for all of us.” He concluded by saying, “I welcome the day where it does actually clack off and I get to literally kick your teeth in.”

This is not Oltmann’s first time threatening the Colorado Times Recorder, either with legal action or by other means.

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Transcript of an excerpt from Joe Oltmann deposition, Dec. 16, 2022

Attorney in the Dec. 16, 2022, deposition: What I’m wondering, Mr. Oltmann, is why you’ve been voting in a state where you’re not a resident. You voted in person here in Colorado; is that correct?

Oltmann: You know what? Do me a favor. If you’re trying to do something where you want to backdoor everything in order to — to go after my life, go — go pound sand, run up a river. Okay. I voted in Texas after talking to the Secretary of State of Colorado. 

Attorney:  Mr. Oltmann. Mr. Oltmann.

Oltmann: No, I’m not going to do this. I’m not going to do this where you try to tear apart my life.

Attorney: We’re not trying to —

Oltmann: Yes, I am. You’re not going to tear apart my life and say that I did something wrong. I called the Colorado Secretary of State. I said, “I cannot vote in Texas. I am still have a driver’s license in Colorado. I still have a residence in Colorado, although I don’t live there, can I vote there?” And their comment to me was, “Yes, you can.”