Mesa County, Colorado, Clerk Tina Peters, who faces multiple felony charges, may have lost her race in June’s primary GOP election, but her false allegations of election fraud live on through conspiracists in Colorado and nationally. One of those currently rallying under her banner is state Rep. Mark Finchem, Arizona’s Republican candidate for Secretary of State.
El Paso County
In a video conference call earlier this month, Republican activists from across the state discussed ways to challenge Colorado primary election results by blocking their certification, while criticizing the state Republican Party leaders and candidates whom they deem to be “establishment” or Republicans in name only (RINOs).
In El Paso County, home of more Republican voters than any other county in Colorado, one might assume that the winner of the Republican primary would have a clear path to victory in November, but you would be wrong.
Republicans in El Paso County threw a party, but didn’t invite the leadership of the… El Paso County Republicans. With their county party in disarray due to internal election irregularities, Colorado Springs Republicans gathered on their own for food, drink, and fundraising for Florida Congresswoman Kat Cammack, who refused to certify the 2020 election.
El Paso GOP Filed Police Report Claiming Thefts of Financial Records, Then Lost Interest in Solving the Case
On Aug. 18, El Paso County Republican leaders filed a report with the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) reporting “multiple thefts” of thousands of dollars’ worth of financial records, ID badges, and a laptop computer from their party’s headquarters over the course of a year.
After months of intra-party disputes spilling into the press, El Paso County Republican leaders reached an agreement with one another and with state party chair Congressman Ken Buck to work together to elect GOP candidates and to play nice in the media.
Several Colorado Republican leaders are calling for El Paso County GOP Chair Vickie Tonkins to resign after she used the party’s official Facebook page to ask followers if they believe the COVID-19 pandemic is a manufactured hoax.
UPDATE: Former chair Tamra Farah’s response disputing two reported dollar amounts related to the event has been added to the end of this story.
“Live auction” item at El Paso County Republican Party fundraiser: an AR-15, the type of weapon used to kill 17 Florida students
We know some people want to have their own military-style semi-automatic AR-15 assault rifle.
Following the rise of Donald Trump, it’s worth asking what impact the brazen bigotry and sexism coming from our nation’s leadership may have on politically inclined young people.