While right-wing conspiracy theorists claim that Democrats and progressive operatives “stole” the 2020 election for Joe Biden, the truth is that cases keep arising in which Donald Trump’s supporters are caught in election misconduct. One Republican accused of such is Tina Peters.
Peters was running for Secretary of State in Colorado, but lost in her primary last month. In the meantime, she’s facing charges for a list of alleged election crimes. In fact, part of her bond forbids her to travel out of state, because she’s deemed a flight risk. CNN reported over the course of the past week that Peters had traveled to Las Vegas, where she was photographed at a conference with an Arizona GOP candidate, had a warrant issued for her arrest for violating bond, and then was given a reprieve after her attorney took the heat, saying he had failed to quickly enough receive and pass on the news that she was not allowed to leave the state.
What may be more interesting in Peters’ case, though, is the connection to Representative Lauren Boebert, also of Colorado.
The New York Times reported last month that after being indicted on seven felonies for “an audacious breach of voting machines,” Peters told the paper that her Congresswoman, Lauren Boebert, had “encouraged [Peters] to go forward with the imaging.”
Specifically, Peters is said to have been part of an operation to harvest sensitive data from voting machines and share it online. She admits to her role in copying the data, although she claims it was legal to do so, and she claims she was just trying to “preserve” the data, because she feared it would be deleted.
A spokesperson for Lauren Boebert denied that she had encouraged any criminal activity.
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