Raw Story: Colorado’s secretary of state issued an order to Mesa County clerk Tina Peters demanding election equipment, video footage and documents after a password to the county’s election equipment was posted online.
Hey MAGAts!! You were right, I'm sorry!
There's now a credible investigation into voting machine tampering.
Colorado Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters who's a big time Trump supporter was caught tampering with voting machines in the 2020 election. #WhompWhomp
— jason dogwood ™️🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️🇺🇸👬🏼 (@jasondogwood) August 10, 2021
Secretary of state Jena Griswold, a Democrat, started inspecting the equipment and documents alongside Mesa County law enforcement officers — and Peters isn’t responding to the state order and described the inspection as a “raid” during a symposium hosted in South Dakota by conspiracy-mongering MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, reported The Daily Sentinel.
“When I got on a plane to come see you folks and to talk to you out there, guess what they did,” Peters said at the symposium in Sioux Falls. “They provided a search warrant and raided my office. We don’t know what they were doing in there, because for several hours they wouldn’t even let my chief deputy, who is the acting clerk for Mesa County when I’m absent, they wouldn’t let her observe what the secretary of state and Dominion [Voting Systems] were doing in my office.”
"The clerk who is under investigation for tampering with the county election system is Tina Peters, a fervent supporter of Donald Trump and amateur vaccine science aficionado, who appears to have executed a self-own of historic proportion."https://t.co/9Adff9ZiaL
— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) August 9, 2021
No representatives from Dominion, which has filed a billion-dollar defamation suit against Lindell, were present during the inspection, which was conducted alongside investigators from Mesa County’s Republican district attorney Dan Rubinstein’s office.
A man who was employed by Peters but does not show up on Mesa County payroll records allegedly shared the passwords with conspiracy theorist Ron Watkins — widely rumored to be at the center of the Qanon conspiracy theory — before they were posted on the right-wing blog Gateway Pundit. Read more…