KREX 5 Exclusive Interview with Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters



GRAND JUNCTION, Colo .– Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters has been back in Grand Junction for about a month now. Peters has remained temporarily in a secure location, after making allegations of voter fraud which led to what she calls serious threats to her life. And for the first time since returning home, Peters agreed to speak with KREX 5 in an exclusive interview to tell his side of the story.

In August, Peters made an appearance at the Cyber ​​Security Symposium of “My Pillow” CEO Mike Lindell as a guest speaker to share his election security concerns. There, she spoke to attendees, comparing the state of Colorado to Nazi Germany, and said Colorado state officials “were raiding” her office. Meanwhile, the office of Colorado Secretary of State Jenna Griswold began investigating Peters’ office after Passwords for Mesa County’s electoral systems have been posted online. Following ongoing investigations, the Secretary of State’s office removed Peters from his role overseeing the November election in Mesa County. Former Secretary of State Wayne Williams and Former Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner have been appointed to oversee the upcoming elections as designated election officials.

Griswold’s office accuses Peters of allowing an unauthorized person, Gerald Wood, to access voting equipment and possibly passwords unique to the equipment. The secretary of state also said security cameras were turned off while these people were in the room. Peters says the cameras didn’t need to be on and declined to comment on who Wood is, due to ongoing investigations. What Peters is claiming is that Dominion Election Equipment modifies and deletes electoral registers. Peters says she captured before and after forensic images of an election hard drive. One was taken on May 23, before a confidence building planned for the 25th. The other, the next day, the 26th. These are the dates on which Wood would have had access to the election materials. The images taken on these dates were used for what she says is a 83-page forensic report. Peters says the report is proof that 29,000 voter registers were deleted during the confidence building.

Secretary Griswold’s office said files that have been removed from the electoral system are not required under the Election Code, which includes items such as accounting forms, registration certificates, voter applications, Spoiled ballots and replacement ballots, among others. The office says none of them were named in Peters’ report. Former Secretary of State and Elections Officer-designate Wayne Williams said the files had no bearing on election results. Peters says every election record must be preserved.

Investigations by the Mesa County District Attorney’s Office, the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are ongoing. Peters says she will appeal the decision to remove her from Mesa County election oversight, but could not comment on the inquiries.

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