Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters appeared at an event in Grand Junction Thursday night, vowing to fight the investigations on her desk, berating the Colorado Secretary of State and asking supporters for donations to fund her legal defense.
âI am so happy to be home. This is where my heart is and this is where we are going to reclaim America, âPeters told a crowd gathered at Appleton Christian Church.
The event, which was broadcast live on the Stand For The Constitution Grand Junction Facebook page, was billed as a âStand With Tinaâ gathering and brought together a handful of speakers. It was Peters’ first public appearance at Grand Junction after an investigation into his office was announced in August.
âIt’s places like Mesa County that can be the catalyst to take our country back. And we need your help, âPeters told the crowd. “And it starts today.”
In addition to detailing a website where supporters could contribute to his defense fund, standwithtina.org, Peters also explained some of the events that led the clerk to allegedly tamper with the county’s voting machines, which sparked an investigation by the Secretary of State’s office as well as the district attorney’s office.
Peters said after the 2020 election she received calls and emails from hundreds of residents who believed the election was illegitimate, and she began investigating the allegations on their behalf.
Peters and his deputy, Belinda Knisley, are both subject to local, state and federal investigations into possible criminal breaches involving the disclosure of secure passwords and hard drives to Dominion voting machines with conspiracy theorists against electoral fraud. As a result, the two have also been temporarily banned from conducting this fall’s election and Secretary of State Jena Griswold is taking action to have Peters removed from his electoral post.
âSome powerful people don’t want us to look at the facts. They’re actually trying to take me out as the Mesa County clerk and recorder, âsaid Peters, pausing for the crowd before continuing,â just for doing my job. “
Peters also referred to the fact that she has been working remotely since appearing at a symposium on voter fraud in early August. The Peters investigation was announced while she was at the event in South Dakota and the clerk, until Thursday evening, had not appeared in Mesa County since.
Peters also referred directly to Griswold, saying they don’t agree politically “and now she has the arrogance to try to take me out completely.”
Peters ended her remarks with an appeal to the public for their support in the coming weeks.