What Happens When Local Election Administrators Believe Trump’s Big Lie?
With a wooden cross towering behind her, Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters took the stage on September 16 at the Appleton Christian Church. The crowd came to its feet, shouting cheers and chants of “Tina! Tina! Tina!” The moment was a triumphant return for the western Colorado community’s top elections official after weeks in self-imposed hiding.
“This is all for you,” she said. “You’re the ones who came to me and said ‘Something is not right, will you please check into it.'”
The remarks were her first public appearance in the county in over...