CO employee Tina Peters embraces a big lie, steals grade data, and is expelled from office

It shouldn’t be controversial in this, the year of our Lord 2022, that one person who kicks a policeman in a bagel shop he is probably unfit for public office. And yesterday a judge made it official, permanently relieving Tina Peters, the Mesa County, Colorado, election officer, of her official duties.

But not for this bullshit, as good as it was.

Peters is the madman made famous by MyPillow Guy Mike Lindell when she introduced herself to his hootenanny hoedown computer fraud with “evidence” of “fraud” he had obtained by illegally collecting data from his county’s Dominion voting machines. and it is revealed that she had snuck into the electoral office to examine the cars after her assistant Belinda Knisley disabled the security cameras.

And then the story got even stranger!

According to debit document, Peters and Knisley performed a background check on a guy named Jerry Woods, whom they claimed he intended to hire as a tech contractor, then provided his ID to someone else. Peters later stated that the impostor “Jerry Woods” was an employee who had just come into his office from the Motor Vehicle Division and allowed him to participate in the Dominion staff’s limited-access manual upgrade of voting machines. The couple faces a bunch of accusations, including identity theft, and both cannot enter the Mesa County Chancellor’s Office and Archives, or even have any contact with its employees. Which would make it rather difficult for them to arbitrate the election in November, assuming they are not a host to the state of Colorado at that point.

There is also Peters’ minor issue that he would have recorded a court hearing with his iPad, and then assaulting a policeman when he came up with a warrant to seize the device. Oh, and Peters is racing to become secretary of state too, so he can get rid of all the election fraud that doesn’t exist, and we know it doesn’t exist, because the Mesa County Board of Commissioners spent “north of $ 100,000.” Peters fraud allegations and replacing damaged machines in his little criminal madness.

Colorado Secretary of State Jenna Griswold is suing, asking for a court order that Peters and Knisley are unable to perform the duties of Designated Election Official (DEO) in the upcoming 2022 election. And yesterday, 21st. ° District Judicial Judge Valerie Robison gave it to him, inserting an injunction forbidding the couple to perform the function of DEO. The court also ordered Julie Fisher, their friend from the Motor Vehicle Division (actually, not like “Jerry Woods”), to act as a DEO, despite Peters efforts to hand over her position to her. The court allowed Council-designated DEO, Brandi Bantz, who has decades of electoral experience, to assume the role.

“[T]a court determines that the petitioners have faced the burden of proving that Peters and Knisley have committed negligence in duty and are unable to perform the duties of Mesa County Election Officer Designate, ”Judge Robison wrote. The Court further determines such substantial compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Code which require an injunction prohibiting Peters and Knisley from performing the duties of election officer designate. “

Well, it’s probably for the best. The Wonder Twins probably have to spend most of their time preparing for their upcoming rehearsals. God bless, sir!

[Denver Post / Injunction via Courthouse News]

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