The number of fentanyl deaths in Colorado jumped from 100 to over 900 in the first year after Democrat lawmakers reduced the penalty for possession of the deadly drug to just a slap on the wrist.

Five years later, the result of this defacto legalization has created a drug epidemic here that’s resulted in thousands of deaths.

From the DEA:

Seizures of fentanyl throughout the state have also increased during this time period. The Rocky Mountain Field Division seized 565,200 fentanyl pills throughout Colorado in 2021 and 1.9 million fentanyl pills in 2022. The Colorado offices are on pace to seize a record 3 million fentanyl pills in 2023.

That law continues to devastate Colorado communitas years later, which is why it’s important for voters to note that two of its authors are now members of Congress who are up for reelection: Yadira Caraveo and Brittany Pettersen.

“Extreme Democrat Yadira Caraveo has gone out of her way to make it easier for deadly drugs to remain on the streets, killing Coloradans. Caraveo would rather side with drug cartels than protect her own suffering constituents,” said Delanie Bomar, spokeswoman for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Ballots are hitting mailboxes this week. Choose wisely.