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GOP conspiracy theorist who ruined $600k worth of voting machines running for Colorado Secretary of State

‘They are coming after me because I am standing in their way — of truth, transparency and elections held closest to the people,’ says Tina Peters Tina Peters, the Colorado county clerk and GOP election conspiracy theorist who was removed from overseeing county elections after allegedly helping two other Republican activists steal voting machine software, has declared herself aContinue reading “GOP conspiracy theorist who ruined $600k worth of voting machines running for Colorado Secretary of State”

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Far-right election deniers gather for ’emergency’ Castle Rock meeting after Tina Peters’ arrest

Conspiracy theorist Shawn Smith says officials involved in fraud ‘deserve to hang’ A who’s who of leading figures in Colorado’s far-right election denial movement gathered in Castle Rock on Thursday night for a lengthy town hall meeting that featured a host of baseless conspiracy theories and at least one threat of political violence. The “emergency”Continue reading “Far-right election deniers gather for ’emergency’ Castle Rock meeting after Tina Peters’ arrest”

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters arrested after allegedly recording court hearing

Mesa county’s Republican clerk and recorder, Tina Peters, who is currently being investigated by a grand jury for election tampering and misconduct, was arrested on unrelated charges Tuesday in Grand Junction.   The incident occurred as police were trying to carry out a search warrant to seize Peters’ iPad to determine whether she illegally recorded aContinue reading “Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters arrested after allegedly recording court hearing”

FBI Raids Home of Elections Official Tied to QAnon Voter Fraud Scheme

FBI agents on Tuesday raided the home of a Colorado elections official who was involved in an amateur QAnon-tied investigation of voter fraud in the 2020 election. Federal, state, and local law enforcement searched the homes of Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters and three of her associates in the early-morning raids, according to Mesa County’s district attorney.Continue reading “FBI Raids Home of Elections Official Tied to QAnon Voter Fraud Scheme”

Special Report: Backers of Trump’s false fraud claims seek to control next elections

Reuters examined all 15 Republican candidates for secretary of state in five battlegrounds. Ten still question whether Trump lost the 2020 election. Democrats intensify fundraising as pro-Trump candidates aim to capture control of elections oversight in key states One leading candidate seeking to become Georgia’s chief elections official, Republican Jody Hice, is a Congressman whoContinue reading “Special Report: Backers of Trump’s false fraud claims seek to control next elections”

Colorado secretary of state appoints new official to supervise Mesa County elections

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold on Tuesday took the extraordinary step of appointing a new official to supervise elections in rural Mesa County, where federal and local authorities are investigating a security breach that included the leak of voting system passwords. Griswold gave Mesa County Treasurer Sheila Reiner the authority to oversee election functions and appointed a three-personContinue reading “Colorado secretary of state appoints new official to supervise Mesa County elections”

A QAnoner Posted One County’s Election Passwords. The County Clerk Allegedly Helped.

Colorado’s secretary of state on Thursday accused a Republican county official of allowing an unauthorized person to access the county’s voting machines — leading to a leak of sensitive information into the right-wing fever swamps. After that alleged incident, video and photos of the county’s voting machines — and county-specific passwords — were posted onlineContinue reading “A QAnoner Posted One County’s Election Passwords. The County Clerk Allegedly Helped.”