Election integrity has been a major topic of concern for millions of Americans in recent years. And with the midterms coming up fast, it will once again be in the limelight.
It doesn’t help that numerous cases around the country continue to show cracks in the system. For example, there’s a Mesa County Clerk in Colorado that now faces an arrest warrant and indictment.
And it seems she left the state without permission — so her punishment might be even steeper.
Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters was indicted in March by a grand jury, when she was hit with 10 misdemeanor and felony charges in regards to an election security breach.
At the center of this probe was vote-counting machines, which have been called into question many times since the 2020 presidential election.
In this case, Peters was accused of letting a consultant “create an unauthorized copy” of the machine’s hard drive. Not long after, leaked data and passwords from Dominion Voting Systems started to pop up online.
That’s when investigators traced the leak back to Mesa County, and Peters was arrested.
She has maintained her innocence and claims the charges against her are “politically motivated.” But that didn’t change the judge’s decision, and now she’s banned from working in the 2022 elections.
On top of that (via Washington Examiner):
A judge issued a warrant for the arrest of Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters, who has been indicted on charges of tampering with voting machine equipment and is barred from administering the 2022 elections.
The arrest warrant comes in response to Peters’s alleged violation of the terms of her bond by traveling to Las Vegas without giving proper notification to the court and attaining permission. Her bond was also revoked by the judge.