A Colorado clerk who pushed multiple election fraud conspiracies in support of Donald Trump’s “Big Lie”, has now been barred from participating in this year’s November elections by a state judge.
District Court Judge Valerie J. Robison ruled on Wednesday that Trump-loving Mesa County clerk Tina Peters cannot take part in the election for pushing unfounded conspiracy theories about the 2020 contest and engaged in potential criminal activity in an effort to overturn the election, The Denver Post reports.
The judge said that a lawsuit filed in August by Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold “met the burden of showing that Peters… committed a breach and neglect of duty and other wrongful act.”
Peters is under investigation for possibly allowing another person to tamper with voting equipment in her county, and she at one point reportedly went into hiding with the help of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who invited her to speak this past summer at his “Cyber Symposium” that failed to prove the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump.
Peters blasted the ruling against her and vowed to appeal it.
“This power grab is a stunning abuse of office and overreach by Secretary of State Jena Griswold, which should alarm all Coloradans,” she said, according to the Denver Post. “If this decision stands, it will fundamentally shift the power of running local elections from the county clerk to a Secretary of State in Denver, eroding the checks and balances that make our elections fair.”
Read it at The Denver Post.