Colorado’s Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters’ (R) attorneys’ case centered on the idea that it was “physically impossible” for anyone to run batches of 2020 election ballots through as quickly as it was first claimed. But that all fell apart when security cameras indicated a completely different scenario was indeed possible.
As a result, Mesa County District Judge Valerie Robison ruled she will not be able to manage elections in her country due to being indicted for apparent fraudulent activity involving the 2020 election voting machines. Peters had been in the race for her state’s secretary of state. A Donald Trump supporter, she has also mired herself deeply in “election-fraud conspiracy theories.”
The Daily Beast wrote:
‘Conspiracy-peddling county clerk Tina Peters claimed sinister election malfeasance in her home district. But surveillance footage reveals it was her own staff bumbling with computers.’
Secretary of State Jena Griswold (D) told “the county employees to back up their election records.” However, that procedure did not include “imagine the hard drive.”
Judge Robison ruled that she is barred from being responsible for the upcoming midterm elections in Mesa County. Peters’ opponent for the Secretary of State Jena Griswold (D) filed a suit last year. Deputy Belinda Knisley was also named in the criminal activity.
According to The Washington Post, Peters has been charged in several investigations:
’10 felony and misdemeanor counts is from a grand jury indictment, stemming from allegations of elections equipment security breach and campaign finance violations. Knisley was also indicted by the grand jury and suspended from her county position last year.’
The judge wrote:
‘Based on the circumstances of this case …the Court determines that the Petitioners have met the burden of showing that Peters and Knisley have committed a neglect of duty and are unable to perform the duties of the Mesa County Designated Election Official.’
Last March a Mesa County Grand Jury found:
‘[The charge of] secretly copying hard drives from Dominion Voting Systems equipment. According to an 18-page indictment, Peters allegedly sneaked someone who was not a county employee into secure areas of her office last May, before and during a manual update of Dominion voting machines known as a “trusted build.” She is accused of devising a scheme to allow that person to use a security badge assigned to another person.’
‘Clerk Peters’ actions compromised Mesa County’s voting equipment and election security constituting one of the nation’s first insider threats where an election official, risked the integrity of the election system in an effort to prove unfounded conspiracy theories. Clerk Peters subsequently refused to affirm that she would comply with Colorado election rules and laws.’
The Republican candidate said this was just “political theater” by her opponent. She released a statement that read:
‘[Colorado voters] deserve more truth, more transparency from their Secretary of State and that’s why I’m running to replace the Democrat.’
Ever since August, Peters has been involved in a case of copying election data from Mesa County voting machines. Peters was charged with investigating “whether someone else did.”
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