UPDATE 2 link to CORA response
Talking with lawyers and operatives on the ground it appears that this is a criminal investigation that goes to two areas of concern, fraudulent submissions, fraudulent representations, conspiracy to commit fraud.
[UPDATE 1] Colorado Ethics Watch Legal Filings
Oct 04, 2012No links yet but I just got off the phone with a CO Springs Gazette political reporter who told me that CO Secretary of State (Gessler's office), has made a formal referral to the 18th Judicial Branch (Arapahoe County) regarding Strategic Allied Consulting.
Record Response Reveals Colorado Investigation Of GOP Voter Registration Firm
Legal, Open Records Requests, Policy, Clean Elections
In response to a Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) request from Ethics Watch, the Colorado Secretary of State's office disclosed that a voter registration firm that worked with the Colorado Republican Party is under investigation.
Last week, the Colorado Republican Party terminated its contract with Strategic Allied Consulting after allegations of voter registration fraud by that firm came to light. On October 1, Ethics Watch submitted a CORA request to Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler, asking for all documents reflecting communications between his office and Strategic Allied Consulting, its reported founder, Nathan Sproul, and a related company.
Today, the Secretary of State's office advised Ethics Watch that access to a responsive document had to be denied due to a pending investigation by the District Attorney's Office for the 18th Judicial District, which now possesses that document. Colorado's 18th district includes Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln Counties. While the nature of the investigation was not specified, the District Attorney generally investigates criminal matters.
This appears to be the first acknowledgment that Strategic Allied Consulting is facing a criminal investigation in Colorado. The firm is reportedly already under investigation in Florida.
This comes from a freedom of information request and there are no details about the referral at this moment.
Other unsubstantiated reports on the ground from Vote America state that Strategic Allied Consulting field employees in Arapahoe County were told in training to say they were working for the County Clerk.
This goes to the statement by Ms. Bautista in the viral video You can see thevideo HERE.