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“Harassment, vitriol and violent threats”: Colorado’s top elections official is asking for security

The threats lobbed at Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold and her staff in recent months have been plentiful — and sometimes hauntingly specific.  “I KNOW WHERE YOU SLEEP,” one person wrote in an online message. “I SEE YOU SLEEPING. BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID.” “I hope you die.” The vitriol has reached the point […]

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Prayer, conspiracies and fundraising: Supporters of Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters hold another rally following FBI search

GRAND JUNCTION — What was billed as an event to show support for election-fraud-promoting Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters and her political cohort Sherronna Bishop, morphed into a combination religious revival and campaign rally – all organized by the Truth & Liberty Coalition, a Front Range group that promotes erasing the separation of church and […]

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Federal judge tells Colorado lawyers to pay defendants’ attorneys fees in unsuccessful election fraud case

A federal judge has ordered two lawyers who filed a class action lawsuit alleging the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump to pay more than $180,000 in attorney’s fees for defendants Dominion Voting Systems, Facebook and others, saying the lawsuit was intended to manipulate “gullible members of the public” and helped spur the […]

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The NRA illegally funded the campaigns of Donald Trump, Cory Gardner and other GOP candidates, lawsuit claims

By Jim Salter, The Associated Press O’FALLON, Mo. — A federal lawsuit accuses the National Rifle Association of violating campaign finance laws by using shell companies to illegally funnel up to $35 million to Republican candidates, including former President Donald Trump, Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri and others. The Campaign Legal Center filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Washington […]

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Republican Pam Anderson, a former county clerk, launches bid to unseat Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold

Republican Pam Anderson, who served two terms as the top elections official in Jefferson County and led an organization representing county clerks across the state, is running to unseat Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat. Anderson, who announced her candidacy Saturday morning during an appearance on a conservative talk radio show, said she […]

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Littwin: If only the strange case of Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters actually was strange

The strangest thing about the case of Tina Peters, Mesa County’s gone-completely-rogue clerk, is that it’s not strange at all. Sure, it’s weird. I mean, it’s beyond weird that any public official would ally herself so directly, and so publicly, with the gone-completely-nuts MyPillow Guy, Mike Lindell, who has attempted to turn her into a […]

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Nicolais: Death threats to election officials threaten democracy itself

Earlier this month two reporters from Reuters documented the death threats and violent taunts aimed at election officials across the country — and the utter indifference often displayed by law enforcement.  Make no mistake: this is the greatest threat our democratic system of government has faced since its founding. Yes, we have fought two world […]

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Conservative dark-money group battles to keep its donors secret in showdown with Colorado’s secretary of state

A deep-pocketed nonprofit that has directed millions of dollars to conservative causes in Colorado over the past two years is heading for a showdown with Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold over whether it can keep its donors secret. Last week, an administrative law judge recommended a $40,000 fine for Unite for Colorado after it […]