Tina Peters Says El Paso County Primary Election Recount Is “Absolute Disaster”

Tina Peters said Friday that the recount of the Republican secretary of state’s primary election, which she largely lost, is an “absolute disaster” in El Paso County.

On Thursday, Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced that Peters had submitted $255,912, by state law, to secure a June election recount, which Peters lost to the former Jefferson County Clerk. , Pam Anderson.

Anderson got 43.06% of the vote to Peters’ 28.86%, and Mike O’Donnell, a nonprofit lender executive, got 28.08%, according to official election results.

Election experts and residents across the country have been following the race closely after Peters, the Mesa County clerk who was indicted on election tampering allegations, was accused of creating images of the software of the voting system. The passwords were later posted online by a QAnon conspiracy theory leader. Peters was later sued by Griswold to remove her from overseeing the 2021 and 2022 elections.

“The recounts will be conducted in accordance with the law and will be completed by August 4,” Griswold said Thursday.

Lynda Zamora Wilson, who lost the State Senate District 9 race in Colorado Springs, also gets a recount.

On Friday night, Peters, in a press release, said the El Paso County vote recount was an “absolute disaster.”

“Today, the automatic recount ordered by Secretary of State Jena Griswold failed the Logic and Accuracy (LAT) test, in the presence of Dominion employees, dramatically with an error rate of more than 50% on over 4,000 newsletters tested,” the statement said. “These voting machines are unacceptable for use in Colorado elections.”

El Paso County, under Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman, began its LAT at 8 a.m. Friday, according to Peters.

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