GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX)–Tina Peters turned herself into the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office last Thursday after a warrant for her arrest was issued. Mesa County District Attorney Paul Rubenstein stated in the warrant that Peters broke her bond agreement again—and violated a protection order after sending an email to Mesa County election official Brandi Bantz around 2:30 in the morning on July 21st.
After Peters paid her $1,000 bond, she met up with her friend and current campaign manager Sheronna Bishop, where they claimed Peters’ judges had not treated her fairly. They also asked supporters to send donations to their campaign fund for recount efforts by July 25th.
On July 27th, Peters sent yet another email stating they had raised the funds for a recount, despite being days past the deadline. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold said she would not be granting a hand recount to Peters, but there has not yet been news on whether she would grant a recount, which would likely be done by machines.
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UPDATE: The required money for a discretionary statewide recount of the Republican Primary for Secretary of State and the Republican Primary for State Senate District 9 were delivered to and accepted by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office today.
“Tina Peters and Lynda Zamora Wilson have requested and paid for a recount of the primary races for Secretary of State and State Senate District 9, respectively. The recounts will be conducted in accordance with the law, and will be finished by August 4,” said Secretary of State Jena Griswold.