A Colorado county clerk and her deputy clerk were indicted by a Mesa County grand jury stemming from an investigation of an election security breach.
Tina Peters and deputy clerk Belinda Knisley attempted to collect proof of alleged voter fraud, and insisted that Dominion voting machines were corrupt.
- Peters faces 10 counts, including three felony counts of attempting to influence a public servant, two felony counts of conspiracy to commit criminal impersonation, one felony count of identity theft, and misdemeanor counts for first-degree official misconduct, violation of duty and failing to comply with requirements of the Colorado secretary of state.
- Knisley faces six counts, including three felony counts of attempting to influence a public servant, one felony count of conspiracy to commit criminal impersonation, and misdemeanor counts for violation of duty and failing to comply with the requirements of the secretary of state.
Warrants were issued for Peters’ and Knisley’s arrests. Both of their bonds are set at $500,000 cash only. Peters turned herself in Wednesday evening, and Knisley had been booked into the Mesa County jail.
The pair is accused of helping an unauthorized person make copies of sensitive voting-machine hard drives and attend an annual software update. Information from the machines and secure passwords were later shared with election conspiracy theorists online. Shortly after the data was leaked, Peters appeared at an event put on by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, one of the leading promoters of the conspiracy theory that the 2020 election was rigged.