With former President Donald Trump facing an indictment related to efforts to overturn 2020 presidential election, here’s a look back on some of the Colorado Times Recorder’s coverage of notable Colorado conservatives who have promoted accusations of election fraud and conspiracies. 

Joe Oltmann, Eastman, and Other Election Deniers Met With Trump To Set Up Jan. 6 Meetings

Former Trump attorney John Eastman is Colorado’s most prominent election denier, having authored the coup memo while employed by the University of Colorado’s Benson Center for Western Conservative Thought. In a Dec. 12 court deposition, Joe Oltmann, perhaps the state’s second-most infamous conspiracist, says Eastman was involved in setting up his Jan. 6 meetings with Oltmann and various Trump Administration officials, including a senior official in Trump’s State Department.

Election Denier and Former Trump Lawyer Jenna Ellis Participate in Election Fraud Conspiracy Conference

Election deniers from across the country are gathering in Missouri this weekend to attend MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s election fraud conspiracy conference. Lindell says his Moment of Truth conference will offer new evidence that the 2020 election was stolen, and also premiere a new documentary, “Selection Code,” which tells indicted Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters’ version of her actions during that election, for which she now faces multiple felony charges.

GOP Election Deniers on the 2022 Colorado Ballot

The Colorado Republican Party has at least 15 candidates on Colorado’s current election ballot who baselessly promote election conspiracies. Depending on how you define “election conspiracist,” there could be many more. Here’s a list along with the evidence that landed them here.

Colorado Springs Gazette Editor Wayne Laugesen Blamed Capitol Insurrection on ‘Antifa’

In a Facebook exchange today, the editorial page editor of the Colorado Springs Gazette wrote of the mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol: “They looked nothing like members of the typical Trump rally crowd. Probably Antifa.”

Current Colorado GOP Chairman Dave Williams Said Republicans Lost 2022 Races Because of Dems’ ‘Systematic Advantages’

Colorado GOP Chair Dave Williams is no stranger to blaming Republican election losses on voter fraud without any evidence. An unapologetic 2020 election denier, Williams now claims that his party’s historic losses in last year’s election are also due in part to Democrats intentionally changing rules in order to allow illegal votes.

On the Day of the Insurrection, Boebert Tweeted That ‘Today Is 1776’ 

Multiple Colorado residents, including a two-time Olympic champion and a geophysicist, have been arrested and charged with crimes in connection to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Colorado GOP Congressman Doug Lamborn Refused to Certify Electoral Votes On Jan. 6

Colorado Republicans show no sign of stopping their attacks against last year’s election results, both in Colorado and nationwide — even though claims that the 2020 election was rigged in favor of the Democrats have been debunked.

Tina Peters, Former Mesa County Clerk, Joined Two Election Deniers in Race To Lead Colorado GOP

The race to be the next leader of the Colorado Republican Party just got a lot more crowded and no less conspiratorial. The announcement came in an afternoon Facebook post by the Colorado Hispanic Republicans: “Get your popcorn guys! 3 more candidates joined the race for State Chair… you won’t want to miss this first debate!”

Former CO Trump Campaign Staffer Dede Laugesen Promoted Voter Fraud Conspiracy Website, Every Legal Vote

Unwilling to accept that their fellow voters chose Joe Biden over President Trump, hundreds of conservative evangelicals gathered in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 12 to insist without proof that voter fraud turned the election.

Woodland Park Resident Robert Gieswein Praised by Colorado GOP for Participation During Jan. 6 Insurrection

In a Facebook post from January, Jaqueline Anderson, First Vice Chair of the Mesa County Republican Party, encouraged her followers to identify as Three Percenters, a designation coined in 2008 for members of the far right sympathetic to militia ideology and committed to opposing what they perceive as tyranny and suppression of individual, God-granted rights.

Colorado Election Conspiracy Watch: A List of CO Republicans Who Believe the 2020 Election Was Stolen — And Some Who Don’t

Colorado Republicans show no sign of stopping their attacks against last year’s election results, both in Colorado and nationwide — even though claims that the 2020 election was rigged in favor of the Democrats have been debunked.