The Associated Press reports:
In a basement event space in the Denver suburb of Parker, Tina Peters surveyed a crowd of Colorado Republicans last week and made an unusual pitch for why she should become Chair of their beleaguered party: “There’s no way a jury of 12 people is going to put me in prison.” Peters was referring to her upcoming trial on seven felony charges related to her role in allegedly accessing confidential voting machine data while she was clerk in western Colorado’s Mesa County. The incident made her a hero to election conspiracy theorists but unpopular with all but her party’s hardest-core voters.
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All of the candidates for Colorado GOP chair are, like Peters, far-right election deniers.
Peters appeared on JMG two weeks ago when she claimed that the deep state had murdered two relatives of her former employees in order to coerce their testimony against her. In fact, both of those people died in car accidents and neither crash was a hit-and-run as Peters claims.
Last August, Peters crowdfunded a failed recount in her bid to become Colorado’s secretary of state. Despite raising $351,000 with the help of Steve Bannon, the recount still showed her losing the GOP primary by 88,000 votes.
Last week Michigan’s GOP elected a party chair who says Democrats drink the blood of children and that demonic possession is sexually transmitted.
Election deniers who ran for statewide offices didn’t fare well last year. Now the movement of conspiracy theorists is hoping for more success by focusing on controlling state Republican parties. The stakes are high heading into campaign 2024. https://t.co/CM4TqNKSjJ
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) February 26, 2023