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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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Elbert County clerk turns over his voting system copies after judge’s order

A Colorado county clerk who made copies of voting system hard drives has turned over two copies to state officials under a judge’s order. Court records show that Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder provided the copies in separate, sealed metal containers before Wednesday’s deadline along with information in response to questions from Democratic Colorado Secretary […]

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The Tina Peters saga explained: Everything that’s happened with Mesa County’s clerk

A Mesa County grand jury has indicted county Clerk Tina Peters on 10 charges related to a security breach of the county’s election system in 2021. The case still must be proved in court, but it comes alongside separate criminal probes by state and federal authorities. The Republican clerk was a political newcomer when she […]

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Colorado secretary of state sues to compel Elbert County clerk to hand over copies of election hard drive

By James Anderson, The Associated Press Colorado’s Democratic secretary of state filed a lawsuit on Thursday to compel a Republican elections clerk who says he copied his voting system’s hard drive to deliver those copies and other records related to the purported security breach. The copies got in the hands of two unauthorized attorneys after […]

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New charges for Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters in obstruction case

GRAND JUNCTION — A Colorado county elections clerk under investigation  by federal and state authorities in a security breach of voting machines  posted bond on Thursday on two misdemeanor charges in a separate case, authorities said. Tina Peters, the clerk and recorder for western Colorado’s Mesa County, posted $500 bond after she was booked on […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Littwin: Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters gives first interview since skipping town to the MyPillow guy. Who else?

In the latest news from Big Lie country, Mesa County’s embattled Clerk Tina Peters has left the building. Actually, she’s no longer allowed in the building because of various accusations made against her regarding the integrity of the county’s voting machines, like allegedly leaking passwords, like late-night video copying of a voting system’s hard drive, […]

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Nicolais: Colorado court lambasts attorneys engaged in malicious election lies

Two Colorado attorneys are about to feel the full effect of espousing election conspiracy theories in federal court.  U.S. Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter sanctioned Gary Fielder and Ernest Walker for their lawsuit against Dominion Voting Systems, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and a host of public officials from across the country. The two attorneys will now […]