Clerk candidate Tina Peters gets primary recount after raising $250,000

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Tina Peters, a candidate for Colorado Secretary of State, meets with supporters at an election watch party in Sedalia, Colo., Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)

DENVER | Election conspiracy theorist and Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters will get a recount after all, Colorado officials announced Thursday, now that Peters has raised $256,000 to pay for the review of her loss in the Republican primary for Secretary of State.

Peters demanded a recount after losing her race by more than 85,000 votes, baselessly alleging fraud. But she did not pay the $236,000 the Secretary of State’s office initially charged, insisting on a hand recount rather than the machine one they said their rules required. So Peters’ loss was officially certified on Monday.

But then Peters announced she’d raised the funds and reiterated her request. On Thursday, the Secretary of State’s office announced it’d perform a machine recount by Aug. 4 after Peters placed the $256,000 fee in an escrow account.

Peters said in a statement she had raised the money from individual donors who complied with the state’s $1,250 political contribution limit. State Rep. Ron Hanks, who had requested a recount along with Peters after losing his U.S. Senate primary, did not submit any funds and will not receive a recount in his race.

Peters is facing several felony charges for her role in breaking into her county’s election system in search of proof of the conspiracy theories spun by former President Donald Trump after his 2020 election loss. She was defeated in the GOP primary by Pam Anderson, a former Jefferson County clerk who has criticized Trump’s election lies.

 

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James A McKeeman
James A McKeeman
11 days ago

She lost by 85,000 votes. Does she really think that recount will make any difference? When it comes back with the same results, will she go away?

Joe Felice
Joe Felice
11 days ago

Anyone can waste their money if they want a recount, which isn’t going to change anything. It amazes me how-much money people must have to be able to waste it on such-frivolous things. And then they complain about inflation.

sugar
sugar
10 days ago

Wonder what her motive is? Election wasn’t even
close. Seems like this will just document how
badly she lost.

DENNIS DUFFY
DENNIS DUFFY
10 days ago

Yeah she does seem like a nut job but she is our nut job. Allow her to do whatever is acceptable. Not in your opinion but within the framework of the laws,if any, regulating electoral issues. Having Said this, I always think of the o l d adage
Where’s there is smoke there fire but I also think if you asked her to spell narcissistic she would not have a clue….