Denver District Court Judge Marie Moses has denied anti-SLAPP motions filed by defendants in the defamation case brought Dominion Voting Systems executive Eric Coomer.
Joe Oltmann, who’s a top election conspiracist in Colorado and nationally, is now a two-time defamation suit defendant. Journalist Sarah Ashton-Cirillo, of the online news magazine LGBTQ Nation, filed a lawsuit against Oltmann in Denver District Court on Friday.
During this Saturday’s Colorado Republican assembly, which saw election-conspiracist candidates like Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters and Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Cañon City) get top billing on June’s primary ballot, Rep. Patrick Neville (R-Castle Rock), seconded a motion to nominate FEC United founder Joe Oltmann for governor.
Joe Oltmann, the Douglas County podcast host and two time Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year nominee who is named as a defendant alongside Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, and Michelle Malkin, among others, in the defamation suit brought by former Dominion Voting Systems executive Eric Coomer, has been sanctioned by the court for nearly $33,000 for failing to appear for a scheduled deposition and failing to answer questions during a deposition. Oltmann’s lawyers, Andrea Hall and Ingrid DeFranco, were also sanctioned as part of the court order filed on Tuesday. The sanctions are a part of the defendants’ anti-SLAPP motion, and are unrelated to any damages that could be assessed if the lawsuit moves forward.
On the March 11 episode of his Conservative Daily podcast, CO extremist and election fraud conspiracist Joe Oltmann presented a video of Russian President Vladimir Putin giving a speech threatening the United States and Europe to end their “globalist plan” or else face God and Putin’s wrath. In a subsequent podcast from the same day, Oltmann admits the video is sourced from Russian propaganda but qualifies the validity of its content, suggesting it could be true.
For voters who haven’t paid attention to the ongoing drama in the El Paso County Republican Party, the fervor and turmoil of the 2021 school board elections, and the growing influence of the far-right political activist group FEC United, Saturday’s Republican Assembly, which selected the candidates to appear on the ballot for the June primary election, was probably something of a shock.
Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters appeared on the Conservative Daily Podcast Monday to discuss the latest “Mesa County Forensic Examination and Analysis Report,” which she claimed provided evidence that the county’s Dominion Voting machines were unsecure and able to connect to the internet. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel has reported that Mesa County officials have debunked the claims in the 146-page report.
Another campaign finance complaint has been leveled against the El Paso County, CO, Republican Party, this one accusing Chair Vickie Tonkins of performing a “knowingly fraudulent filing” of a $1,000 donation to conservative activist group FEC United, which promotes election conspiracies.
After He Suggested Hanging Polis, CO Election Conspiracist Says He ‘Never Called for the Death of Anyone’
During a meeting last night at Fervent Church in Colorado Springs, Joe Oltmann, who leads the election-conspiracy group FEC United, attempted to walk back statements he made in the past few months alluding to violence against those he called “traitors.”
Nearly a dozen protesters gathered outside The Rock church in Castle Rock Sunday to protest the church’s hosting of an FEC United “emergency” town hall on Feb. 10 where election conspiracists said elected officials involved in election fraud “deserve to hang.”