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Federal appeals court in Colorado upholds dismissal of case alleging the 2020 presidential election was rigged

A Denver-based federal appeals court has agreed with a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit that claimed the 2020 presidential election was stolen from President Donald Trump and had been rigged by Dominion Voting Systems, Facebook (now Meta) and others. Last Friday’s opinion from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, first reported by Colorado Politics, found that […]

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Prosecutors debunk Mesa County clerk Tina Peters’ 2020 election-fraud claims

By Christina A. Cassidy and and Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press Prosecutors in a western Colorado county said Thursday they found no evidence of tampering in the 2020 presidential election as alleged by a clerk who has become a prominent voice among those promoting former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election. The […]

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Colorado judge declines to toss defamation suit filed by Dominion boss against Trump, Giuliani and conservative media

NEW YORK — A Colorado judge on Friday denied motions to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by an election systems worker against former President Donald Trump’s campaign, two of its lawyers and a handful of conservative media figures and outlets. District Court Judge Marie Avery Moses, in a 136-page decision, rejected various arguments to throw […]

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Copies of Elbert County’s election system hard drive were given to unauthorized people, Colorado’s secretary of state says

Copies of Elbert County’s election system hard drive “are in the custody of unauthorized people,” the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office said Friday. The revelation came to light as Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat, investigates Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder, a Republican, for making the copies over the summer. Griswold’s office says […]

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Dominion Voting’s Eric Coomer files new federal defamation lawsuit against conservative talk show host, tour

A former executive at Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems filed a federal defamation lawsuit Wednesday against far-right talk show host Clay Clark, as well as his ReAwaken America Tour and ThriveTime show.  The suit alleges that the defendants, through the traveling tour and a series of nationally published interviews, “monetized a false election fraud narrative” and […]

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Dominion Voting’s Eric Coomer files defamation lawsuit against Randy Corporon, Salem Media

A former executive at Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit against conservative Colorado media figure Randy Corporon and conservative broadcaster Salem Media Group, which owns Denver radio station 710 KNUS, where Corporon hosts a show. The legal action by Eric Coomer over the weekend is similar to a previous lawsuit Coomer filed against […]

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Mesa County needed to restore trust after an election system breach. Here comes Wayne Williams, in his boots.

GRAND JUNCTION — A kitschy red, white and blue wooden plaque reading “Of the people, By the people, For the people” hangs over a bank of Dominion Voting screens and scanners in a room tucked inside the warren of elections divisions offices at the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s building. Two cameras point at former […]

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Trump allies converge on Denver as key defendant defies judge in Eric Coomer’s defamation lawsuit

A Denver courtroom provided the setting for a war of words this week, Trump campaign figures and their conservative media allies on one side and a key target of unfounded claims of fraud in the 2020 election on the other. The defamation lawsuit provides a window into the Trump campaign and the origins of claims […]

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Tempers flare at Mesa County protest as judge prepares to decide Tina Peters’ role in upcoming election

GRAND JUNCTION — A scrum of pushing and shoving demonstrators led to an injury Monday morning as embattled Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters and Sherronna Bishop, one of her top supporters, took to the steps of the Mesa County courthouse to criticize those who are refusing to back their claims of election fraud. In a […]