Pro-Trump Colorado county clerk is under investigation for election tampering

A Grand Jury is investigating allegations of official misconduct and election equipment tampering against Tina Peters, a pro-Trump county clerk from Colorado, ABC7 Denver reports.

As RawStory points out, Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters has ties to MyPillow CEO and pro-Trump conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell and once appeared in a video call with supporters of the right-wing Three Percenters militia. She’s a proponent of false claims that the 2020 election was “stolen” from former President Donald Trump due to mass voter fraud.

In an statement this Thursday morning, Mesa County District Attorney Dan Rubinstein and Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser said the grand jury investigation will be “thorough and guided by the facts and the law.”

“Over the past few months, we have made progress in the multi-agency investigation into allegations of Mesa County election equipment tampering and official misconduct. The Mesa County grand jury accepted the case on January 12 and will assist with the investigation,” Rubinstein and Weiser announced.

“A grand jury is an investigative body comprised of impartial citizens called from the community to serve. The grand jury is a core part of our criminal justice system, and the citizens who serve take their roles very seriously. Grand jury proceedings are secret and witnesses and people under investigation are dealt with privately to ensure fairness,” they added.

Investigators say Peters let an unauthorized person access the voting machines. That person was also present for a secure software system update. The county made headlines last year after security information from voting machines was leaked to a right wing website.

Read more at ABC7 Denver.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.