Search warrants executed in Colorado election security probe

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FILE – In this June 30, 2020, file photo, Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters reads an update on the election in Grand Junction, Colo. The rural Colorado county clerk who has been out of state and allegedly unresponsive since several investigations were opened into an elections-related security breach told co-workers she’s been working remotely. Mesa County Clerk Peters has not been seen in Colorado since Secretary of State Jena Griswold opened an investigation into a security breach of the county’s voting equipment. (McKenzie Lange/The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel via AP, File)

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A multiagency task force executed search warrants at four locations in western Colorado amid an ongoing investigation into allegations that an elections clerk was involved in a security breach of elections equipment earlier this year, a district attorney said.

The FBI, the state attorney general’s office, and local authorities conducted the searches Tuesday in Mesa and Garfield counties, Mesa County District Attorney Dan Rubinstein told Colorado Politics.

Rubinstein didn’t elaborate. But Tina Peters, the elections clerk for Mesa County, which includes the city of Grand Junction, said her home was searched, Colorado Politics reported.

Peters is being investigated by the FBI and the state for an alleged breach of elections equipment in Mesa County.

Colorado Politics said Peters made her remarks during an appearance on an online channel operated by Mike Lindell, a supporter of Peters and former President Donald Trump who has repeatedly made discredited claims that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump.

Peters is being investigated by the FBI and the state for an alleged breach of elections equipment in Mesa County.

Spokespersons for the FBI and Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser declined to comment on the searches.

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