GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A new arrest warrant was issued Thursday for the Colorado clerk who denied the election, less than a week after the embattled official convinced a judge not to send her back to jail for traveling out of state while awaiting trial. on felony charges.
The warrant was issued for the arrest of Tina Peters after authorities said she violated another condition of her $25,000 bond – a ban on contacting workers at the County Elections Office. Mesa, the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported.
Peters is being indicted for burglarizing the county’s electoral system to seek evidence of former President Donald Trump’s election conspiracy theories. A judge barred Peters from overseeing last year’s local elections or this year’s.
Peters lost his bid for the Republican Party nomination for Colorado secretary of state last month. After being told by the Secretary of State’s office that she was not entitled to a manual recount under the law, Peters contacted dozens of county election offices asking them to do theirs. One of them, authorities said, was Mesa County in violation of his release.
Last week, Peters’ lawyers convinced a judge not to send her back to jail for traveling to Nevada to speak at a conference of conservative sheriffs – a violation of the conditions of her release, which barred her from leaving the State without approval. But his lawyers said they were to blame for the trip because they didn’t tell him not to travel.