Brian: Hey Mike, I got a little dilemma here. I get the ballots by mail, and two of my kids are away at school.
Brian: And you know being a good dad, I voted for them. I know you're not supposed to do that.
Rosen: You signed? You forged their name? On the mail-in ballot?
Brian: I'm afraid I did.
Rosen: You shouldn't do that.
Brian: I know. Well, I did do that, and because they asked me to last year.
Rosen: It doesn't matter [laughing]. You can't do that. It's illegal, what you did.
Brian: Well, I did use a fake name, by the way. But--
Rosen: What do you mean a fake name. You have to sign the name of the registrant.
Brian: Yeah, but it's just kind of scribbly. But let me ask you, so that's done. I know it was stupid. It won't happen again.
Brian: But I just talked to my son and he's so happy he voted. He voted for Romney. So he voted for Romney twice. What do you think I ought to do?
Rosen: You ought to do the right thing. Call your county clerk and explain the situation. I don't know if you want to confess that you forged the signature [laughs]. I don't know what the penalty for that is. You can claim ignorance and say that your son told you to sign his name. But what you've done is wrong. [laughing] I don't know what kind of advice I can give you.
Brian: Do you think it's going to come out in the wash?
Rosen: I don't know. I don't know what processes are in place to record a double-counted vote. I mean, given the computers, it shouldn't be that tough.
Brian: Ok. All right. I think I'll call --- who is it I should call?
Rosen: Well, your county clerk and recorder. You might--you can call the Secretary of State's Office for guidance. And maybe don't give your name. [laughing]
Brian: [laughing] No, I won't.
Rosen: I don't know if you have a 5th Amendment problem here, for self-incrimination, but you haven't been sworn. So anyhow, so how did your son come to vote, if you had his absentee ballot?
Brian: [laughing]. I don't know. I don't know. He said he voted.
Rosen: Now this sounds strange to me. What vehicle would he have used to vote?
Brian: I assume he--
Rosen: Is he out of town?
Rosen: So he didn't show up at a polling place for an early vote?
Brian: I think he did.
Brian: I think he did. Like I said, I was just talking to him about the election. He said, 'Oh I already voted.'
Rosen: And so where does he live, your son?
Brian: Ummm. He's in Gunnison.
Rosen: So he's in Colorado.
Rosen: Hmmm. What's his voting precinct?
Brian: I have no idea.
Rosen: What's his legal address?
Brian: Good--His legal address is here in Denver.
Rosen: Well how's he voting in Gunnison?
Brian: I don't know. That's a good question.
Rosen: A lot of things we don't know about this. But as a lesson, everybody else, don't do this kind of stuff.
Brian: Ok. Public Service.
Rosen: Thanks for your call.