In his campaign announcement to challenge U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) in 2022, far-right state Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Cañon City) exploded a copy machine with the label “Dominion Voting Machine” on its side. In the announcement video, Hanks labeled himself a “pro-Trump warrior” and said that Joe Biden was not fairly elected in 2020.
The campaign to convince 75% of the Colorado GOP state central committee members to vote to opt out of open primaries picked up an endorsement from a former conservative legislator recently.
CO Election Official to Conspiracist Legislator Hanks: “Misinformation” Has Led to “Serious Threats” in “Your Own District”
The consequences of the “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Trump, didn’t end with the storming of our nation’s Capitol on January 6. Even small counties in southern Colorado are threatened by those who believe the lie, and those who perpetuate it.
“We’re walking between the Capitol building and the police force…and this doesn’t feel right to me as a guy who knows a little bit about physical security,” state Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Penrose) said in a July 14 interview, recounting his own participation in the Jan. 6 rally and march to the U.S. Capitol that led to Trump supporters overwhelming police and storming the building.
CO Republican Lawmaker Wants Other States To ‘Clone’ an AZ-style ‘Fraudit’ of Ballots Cast in Last Year’s Presidential Race
Colorado Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Penrose), appearing on a Western Slope QAnon sympathizer’s Facebook show, praised the Republicans’ recount of presidential ballots in Maricopa County, Arizona, and expressed support for similar efforts in other states.