Colorado GOP voters reject indicted clerk Tina Peters for secretary of state

Mesa County Clerk and Recorder, Tina Peters
Mesa County Clerk and Recorder, Tina Peters(KKCO)
Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 9:08 PM MDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2022 at 5:14 AM MDT
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DENVER (KKTV/AP) - By an overwhelming margin, Colorado Republicans said no to having an indicted clerk and recorder and 2020 election denier represent them in the upcoming election to decide the next secretary of state.

With 43 percent of the vote, the Centennial State’s GOP voters selected Pam Anderson of Jefferson County as its nominee. She will square off against Democrat and current Secretary of State Jena Griswold in November.

Tina Peters’ bid for Colorado’s chief election official made national headlines following her arrest and indictment earlier this year for alleged voting system tampering, as well as for her embrace of former President Donald Trump’s 2020 election fraud claims, the latter which saw her removal from overseeing Mesa County’s election in 2021.

The indictment alleges Peters was part of a “deceptive scheme” to breach voting system technology that is used across the country. Counts include attempting to influence a public servant, criminal impersonation and first-degree official misconduct.

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