Colorado election official Tina Peters indicted as part of 2020 election probe

Colorado election official Tina Peters indicted as part of 2020 election probe

9 Mar    Finance News

A grand jury indicted a Colorado election official on 1o counts as part of an investigation into tampering with the results of the 2020 election.

Driving the news: The criminal charges against Mesa County clerk Tina Peters announced Wednesday include seven felony counts for attempting to influence a public servant, criminal impersonation and identify theft.

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  • She is also charged with official misconduct — a misdemeanor.

  • A warrant has been issued for her arrest, the Mesa County district attorney’s office said in a statement Wednesday.

Why it matters: Peters is a nationally known promoter of debunked election fraud conspiracies and a Republican candidate for secretary of state, the Colorado office that oversees elections.

The backstory: The indictment came after numerous local, state and federal investigations into election equipment tampering.

  • Peters, a supporter of former President Trump, claims election files were discarded after the 2020 election, but her own department says that’s untrue and the election results are securely archived.

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