Like many of the local races in El Paso County this year, the race for the District 5 El Paso County Commissioner seat features a “grassroots” Republican candidate, Dave Winney, hoping to unseat a Republican incumbent, Cami Bremer. Winney was originally a candidate for Colorado Secretary of State, but dropped out of the race at the urging of QAnon influencer Juan O Savin after Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters announced her candidacy.
U.S. Senate candidate Ron Hanks, a Republican, claimed that members of the Antifa movement caused the violent Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, which Hanks attended.
U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) GOP primary challenger, Marina Zimmerman, said voters are “exhausted by [Boebert’s] lies, deceit and hatefulness” after a Thanksgiving week of slurs and scandal.
Mary Lynn “Dede” Wagner A local Colorado Republican leader has publicly declared both her intention to run for the statehouse and her belief in the QAnon conspiracy theory.
Embattled Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, banned from administering next week’s election, found the time last week to travel to Salt Lake City, Utah, to speak at a QAnon-linked conference.
Bud Demicell, who will remain a candidate for Rifle, Colorado, City Council despite documentation disputing his affidavit — signed under the penalty of perjury — that he met residency requirements, has posted misinformed and Islamophobic content on Facebook in which he challenges the legitimacy of Muslims to hold elected office in the United States.
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“I hate Jews/why do the big nosed rats boss us around”
Bud Demicell, a registered candidate in this November’s election for city council in Rifle, Colorado, likely does not meet the residency requirements to run for municipal office.
Tomorrow evening at the Town of Parker Arts Center, Republicans in Douglas and Elbert counties are teaming up with far-right group FEC United, led by conspiracist Joe Oltmann, to screen a QAnon election fraud conspiracy movie. The Trump Administration’s FBI labeled QAnon a domestic terror threat in 2019.
On Jan. 19, the evening before Inauguration Day, Schumé Navarro, who is running for Cherry Creek School Board and was recently elected Secretary of the Arapahoe County Republican Party, recorded a video in which she promised her followers that the inevitable wouldn’t happen.