Election 2020

Tina Peters posts bond after arrest following alleged protection order violation

BY: - July 22, 2022

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters on Thursday was booked into the Pitkin County Jail at 9:22 p.m. on an arrest warrant. She was released after posting a $1,000 bond at 10:24 p.m.  A warrant for her arrest was issued earlier Thursday from the Fruita Police Department after she allegedly violated a protection order and her […]

Colorado election deniers sued by civil rights groups over door-to-door ‘intimidation’

BY: - March 9, 2022

A trio of civil rights organizations has sued a group of far-right Colorado election conspiracists in federal court, alleging that their unsuccessful efforts to uncover fraud through door-to-door canvassing amount to a “voter intimidation campaign” in violation of the Ku Klux Klan Act. The suit, filed on Wednesday in U.S. District Court by the Colorado […]

The Coloradans charged in connection with Jan 6. Capitol attack

BY: and - August 7, 2021

Multiple Colorado residents, including a two-time Olympic champion and a geophysicist, have been arrested and charged with crimes in connection to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. NPR reports that over 640 people have been charged in connection to the attack, which the FBI views as domestic terrorism. The attack […]

Trump allies’ lingering election ‘audits’ spark public skepticism, concerns in Congress

BY: - August 6, 2021

WASHINGTON — The months-long, Republican-led investigation in Arizona into the results of last year’s presidential election has cost millions of dollars and produced no evidence yet of major issues in tallying Maricopa County ballots. Yet supporters of former President Donald Trump are still attempting to follow Arizona’s lead by pushing for so-called audits in several […]

Repeating false claims about fraud, dozens oppose changes to Colorado election-audit rules

BY: - August 6, 2021

On June 17, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat, wrote on Twitter that her office had “just issued rules prohibiting sham election audits in the State of Colorado.” “We will not risk the state’s election security nor perpetuate The Big Lie,” she added, referring to the false claim that the 2020 presidential election […]

Threats, election audit requests though infrequent are reported in Colorado

BY: - June 26, 2021

Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced last week temporary new rules that narrow who can access and audit voting equipment in Colorado. The emergency rules came in response to unprecedented third-party requests for access to county voting equipment used in the 2020 elections, Griswold said. In some cases, Griswold told CNN this week, “Our local […]

Former Colorado GOP chair accused of stealing $280K from pro-Trump super PAC

BY: - June 16, 2021

The former chair of the Colorado Republican Party is facing potential legal disciplinary sanctions over allegations that he “misappropriated” nearly $280,000 from a pro-Donald Trump super PAC between 2016 and 2019. The allegations against Ryan Call, who served two terms as state chair of the Colorado GOP between 2011 and 2015, were disclosed in a […]

Trump wanted Supreme Court to order new election in Arizona, other states

BY: - June 16, 2021

Documents obtained by the U.S. House Oversight Committee showed that former President Donald Trump wanted his Justice Department to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to order a half dozen states, including Arizona, to hold new presidential elections and to bar them from casting their electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden. On Dec. 29, Trump assistant […]

Boebert’s alleged insurrection role will not be investigated by House ethics committee

BY: - June 15, 2021

The U.S. House Committee on Ethics informed Rep. Lauren Boebert on Monday that it would not establish a subcommittee to investigate her alleged role in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, according to a letter from the Committee that Boebert released. One of Boebert’s own colleagues, Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, had […]

Experts raise concerns about processes, transparency as Arizona election audit begins

BY: - April 26, 2021

This story first appeared in the Arizona Mirror. As the Arizona Senate’s historic recount and audit of the 2020 general election in Maricopa County kicked off, outside the watchful eye of journalists who were banned from attending, election integrity experts raised a number of concerns about what they deemed an alarming lack of policies or […]

No, Colorado voting laws aren’t more restrictive than Georgia’s

BY: - April 6, 2021

Colorado sports fans will get an unexpected treat this summer when Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game comes to Coors Field on July 13, the league officially announced on Tuesday. “This all moved very quickly,” Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said in a press conference Tuesday. “What usually takes months or even years to happen, happened in […]

U.S. House panel to gather evidence on challenge to Miller-Meeks election

BY: - March 10, 2021

WASHINGTON — A congressional committee on Wednesday postponed a decision on whether Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, the Republican certified and sworn in as the winner of Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, is rightfully representing that district. The House Committee on Administration voted on party lines to delay consideration of a motion by Miller-Meeks to throw out an […]