The Colorado Secretary of State’s workplace launched a statement on Monday outlining the intricacies of their election safety system, saying:
Colorado leads the best way in safe elections, and has layers of safety measures, each preventative and for detection functions. This contains restricted entry, chain-of-custody logs, tools that’s below lock and key, a number of units of passwords or keys that no single particular person holds, and tamper evident seals. Colorado’s election system can be segmented, with every county having its personal closed community and methods throughout counties usually are not related to at least one one other. Election methods have separate units of passwords; one set is barely held by a couple of particular civil servants with the Division of State and the opposite is held by the county officers. Nobody particular person has all of the keys to the fort, as there are a number of passwords which can be stored separate and guarded by separate events. Ought to there be an inner safety breach just like the one which occurred in Mesa County, along with the safeguards outlined previous to an election, Colorado additionally requires safety protocols akin to bipartisan testing on election tools like tabulation machines earlier than and after elections, mail poll signature verification, and bipartisan danger limiting audits.
The Daily Sentinel has recognized one of many two thriller folks as Gerald Wooden. Peters, this different workers employee—whose identify is being withheld by the Sentinel at the moment—allegedly handed off Wooden as an worker of the county, giving him safety entry he didn’t have. The Colorado Sun reviews that investigators consider the drives had been copied and brought on Could 23. The outcome: Pictures taken from the room had been posted on a conspiracy web site. They contained passwords and different delicate data and had been taken a few days later, allegedly by Wooden.
In a launch to the media, the Secretary of State’s Workplace says, “[n]ew data acquired throughout the Division of State’s investigation reveals that the safe room the place this election tools is saved was accessed on the night of Sunday, Could 23, exterior of regular work hours by the Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters; Gerald Wooden, the unauthorized particular person who attended the Mesa County trusted construct; and one other Mesa County Clerk and Recorder worker.”
The proof offered thus far is moderately damning. Earlier reviews say that Peters’ workplace had safety cameras turned off two days earlier than the “trusted construct” of the elections system. In response to Secretary of State Griswold, blacking out your safety video feed for per week or two across the time that your tools is being serviced to ensure it’s safe isn’t a factor anybody does, and extra importantly, isn’t protocol exactly as a result of it’s such a doubtful factor to do.
Subsequently, the Sentinel reviews that “pc logs of swipe playing cards that had been used to unlock safe doorways in that a part of Peters’ workplace. Wooden apparently had such a card regardless that he isn’t an worker of the clerk’s workplace.” Griswold additionally says that her workplace has contacted the U.S. Division of Homeland Safety’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Safety Company due to the severity of this safety breach and what which means for different localities throughout the nation who might have officers like Tina Peters, below the impression that their opinions matter greater than the integrity of the elections.
Peters has been comparatively mum when requested for statements by Colorado information shops. She did, nonetheless, get a non-public jet flight (care of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell) to seem on a panel at his current Scamporium Election Fraud Symposium Cyber Merry-Go-Round, the place she implied that any proof being collected from her workplaces by Colorado’s Secretary of State was being planted. It’s an excellent conundrum for MAGA-heads who’re comfortable being residing, respiration embodiments of the phrase conundrum. Peters is being championed as a heroic whistleblower who says she didn’t blow the whistle, but in addition did, but in addition probably not as a result of the whistles are being blown by the deep state, which is utilizing whistleblowing to fetter her.
On the identical time, District Lawyer Dan Rubinstein, a Republican, has been investigating whether or not or not crimes have been dedicated in live performance with this breach. The present chair of the Mesa County Fee, Janet Rowland, informed a dozen or so native MAGA residents (who’re within the strategy of pretending Tina Peters is a few type of Robin Hood hero) that earlier than she and her fellow commissioners take any extra actions on who or what Tina Peters is and/or deserves, “There may be an ongoing investigation, not simply by the Secretary of State, however by our personal elected district lawyer, Dan Rubinstein, who I’m guessing most of you voted for. I’ve recognized Dan for almost 20 years, I belief him, and he’s a person of integrity. I’m ready to listen to again from him in what he finds within the investigation course of.”
The Mesa County Commissioners fielded statements from the native Mesa Trumpites about how we have to return to paper ballots and can’t belief the web, from folks whose complete banking and bank card system is on-line. Commissioner Rowland identified a self-serving twisted logic within the Mesa County MAGA Republicans who consider the nation’s election outcomes had been a large fraud, reminding them that Republicans like Mesa County’s personal disorderly Lauren Boebert won handily in their county.