CO: Secretary of State files suit to remove county clerk

Source: US News & World Report

“Colorado’s Secretary of State filed a lawsuit Monday to remove a rural county’s election clerk who is accused of allowing a security breach of the county’s voting equipment which is currently being investigated by the FBI. … The suit also calls for the appointment of former Secretary of State Wayne Williams to replace Peters and Sheila Reiner, former Mesa County Clerk and Recorder, to serve as the elections supervisor for the county’s upcoming November elections. The board of Mesa County commissioners praised the changes in a statement Monday, saying that Mesa County will have ‘arguably the most secure and transparent election system in the United States.’ Peters has claimed that the investigation led by Griswold — who is a Democrat — is an attempt to take over one of the few remaining conservative counties in Colorado.” (08/31/21)