GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A recent arrest warrant was issued Thursday for Colorado’s election-denying clerk, lower than per week after the embattled official convinced a judge to not send her back to jail for improperly traveling out of state while awaiting trial on felony charges.
The warrant was issued for Tina Peters’ arrest after authorities say she violated one other term of her $25,000 bail — a prohibition on contacting employees on the Mesa County elections office, the Grand Junction Day by day Sentinel reported.
Peters is under indictment in a break-in of the county’s election system to go looking for evidence of former President Donald Trump’s election conspiracy theories. A judge barred Peters from overseeing last yr’s local elections or this yr’s.
Peters lost her bid for the Republican Party nomination for Colorado Secretary of State last month. After the Secretary of State’s office told her she was not entitled to a hand recount under the law, Peters contacted dozens of county election offices asking them to do their very own. Considered one of those, authorities said, was Mesa County’s in violation of her release.
Last week, Peters’ attorneys convinced a judge to not send her back to jail for traveling to Nevada to talk to a conference of conservative sheriffs — a violation of the terms of her release, which prohibited her from leaving the state without approval. But her attorneys said they were guilty for the trip because they didn’t tell her to not travel.