Flanked by the Gadsden flag and a patriotic balloon display, Rep. Dave Williams (R-Colorado Springs), Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Canon City), Todd Watkins, and Peter Lupia indulged in conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, George Soros, and the Canadian Trucker Convoy during a candidate forum moderated by El Paso County GOP Chair Vickie Tonkins Friday night in Peyton, northeast of Colorado Springs.
“This is not about Republican and Democrat,” Mesa County, Colorado, Clerk Tina Peters told the audience of election conspiracists. “They try to make it so it seems they’re dividing one party against the other, but it’s not that at all. It’s the globalists who have their thumb on the scales. … So it’s important for us to bring everybody into the fold to let them know what’s going on.”
At a debate for Republican U.S. Senate candidates in Evergreen Tuesday, candidates were divided over whether it was appropriate for national Republicans to censure U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) last month.
Republican Senate candidate and state Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Cañon City) is refusing to denounce violence as a last resort if election conspiracists don’t get their way, describing it as one of the “four boxes of liberty.”
Amid GOP challenges to voting rights across the country, Colorado House Democrats killed three election-related Republican bills on Monday that, Democrats say, were wasteful, anti-democratic, or both.
Prominent Colorado election fraud conspiracist Joe Oltmann promised to endorse state Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Cañon City) for U.S. Senate yesterday during Hanks’ appearance on Oltmann’s podcast, Conservative Daily.
“Patrick, please quit this! I want you to quit it, I want you to win! People showed up on January 6th because they were lied to! Donald Trump lied to them. The people around Donald Trump told lies.”
The final question posed to each of the six candidates who participated Monday evening in a Senatorial and Gubernatorial Candidate Debate in Grand Junction was perhaps the most revealing: Each candidate was asked for a one-word answer of who they believed won the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.
This morning, state Rep. Matt Soper (R-Delta) said that he wishes he had a “do-over” after voting to support proposed amendments presented in the Colorado House of Representatives yesterday that are steeped in election fraud conspiracy theories. Soper explained that he is currently recovering from COVID-19 and his remote participation in the discussion caused him to misunderstand the amendments he was voting on.
The first forum for Republican candidates looking to unseat U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) took place in Lakewood Tuesday night. The indoor event had about 90 attendees, only 5 of them wearing masks, and was hosted by Foothills Republicans, a conservative organization based in Golden.