Federal and state authorities are investigating a security breach of voting machines . A Colorado county elections clerk was released on Thursday under investigation. He was facing two misdemeanors in another case.
Tina Peters was the Mesa County clerk and recorder. She was charged with obstructing peace officers and obstructing the government operations. Megan Terlecky spokeswoman for Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said that she posted a $500 bond.
Grand Junction police attempted to seize Peters’ iPad on Tuesday. The local District Attorney’s Office is looking into whether Peters recorded a Monday court hearing for Belinda Knisley (an election deputy) who was charged in the security breach investigation.
Peters claimed that she wasn’t recording the session during the hearing, but a deputy prosecution and court reporter insisted she was. The Grand Junction Sentinel reported. The proceedings were not allowed to be recorded audio or video.
According to an arrest warrant, Peters was accused of resisting police attempts to seize her iPad while she was sitting at a cafe on Tuesday. She also allegedly tried to kick an officer trying to arrest him.
Peters is now a champion for those who believe the 2020 election was fraudulent, even though she claims that elections in Mesa County which voted for Donald Trump overwhelmingly were secure and fair. In 2020, Trump was defeated in Colorado by Joe Biden, a Democrat.
Peters is being investigated by the Mesa County Grand Jury in relation to allegations of election equipment tampering. In connection with the May security breach that involved election equipment, the FBI and Colorado officials are also investigating Peters.
Griswold, a Democrat has filed a lawsuit to have Peters, a Republican removed from the administration of the 2022 election. Griswold won a lawsuit to remove Peters from the administration of last November’s midterm elections.