Mesa County, Colorado, election Clerk Tina Peters, who was indicted on 10 criminal counts, has revealed to The New York Times that Representative Lauren Boebert (R) “encouraged” her to commit the alleged crimes she is being accused of committing.
Peters, a fervent Donald Trump supporter and peddler of right-wing conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, “was indicted on 10 criminal counts related to the effort to copy voting equipment software, including attempting to influence a public servant, criminal impersonation, conspiracy to commit criminal impersonation, identity theft and first-degree official misconduct,” The Times reported.
Asked about the indictment, Peters deflected blame, telling the newspaper that Boebert is the one responsible for her actions.
“She encouraged me to go forward with the imaging” of voting machines, Peters said of Boebert, according to The Times.
Boebert has denied any involvement in the crimes, calling Peter’s claims “false.”