(Who says crime doesn’t pay? -Promoted by Colorado Pols)
“Cuz we’re leaving on (private) jet plane. Details to come… #TruthWillAlwaysPrevail”
That playful caption to Mesa County Republican Party Vice Chair Jacqueline Anderson’s Aug 10 now-deleted Facebook post accompanied several photos of herself, her husband Cory, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) former campaign manager, Sherronna Bishop, and three other women, one of who is almost certainly Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, all seated in a private jet.
The group flew from Grand Junction, CO, to Sioux Falls, SD, to speak at Mike Lindell’s Cyber Symposium, a three-day election fraud conspiracy conference hosted by the jet’s owner, My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell, who has spent all of 2021 promoting the Big Lie of election fraud, after failing to convince Trump to use the military to remain in power.
In addition to the selfie taken in the plane’s cabin, Ms. Anderson posted a photo of the jet’s tail number, logs for which correspond with previously reported flights Lindell’s jet made earlier this year.
Furthermore, Lindell told Colorado Newsline that Peters is scheduled to return to Colorado today, which matches the itinerary shared by jet passenger Bishop on a recent YouTube video, in which she said her group would be at the conference, “Tuesday, Wednesday and get back Thursday.”
Clerk Peters’ office is currently the subject of an administrative investigation by the Colorado Secretary of State as well as a criminal investigation by the Mesa County District Attorney (referred from Colorado SOS) for any role in the recent leak of passwords and voting machine information. Conspiracist blogger Ron Watkins, who is considered the most likely author of the QAnon posts, published screenshots featuring unique passwords from Mesa County election machines on his blog last week.
Other Colorado attendees at the symposium include state Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Canon City), who has promoted the Big Lie and admitted to crossing police lines at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, conspiracy theorist Joe Oltmann founder of the far-right group FEC United, and conspiracist Sean Smith, of Colorado Springs. Smith, Cory Anderson and Bishop all work with QAnon-linked election fraud conspiracy group U.S. Election Integrity Plan.
Clerk Peters did not respond to a Facebook message requesting comment nor did her office immediately return a voicemail. This article will be updated with any response received.
Someone who knows campaign finance law well: Will these people have to declare the private jet ride as a donation to the campaigns they are affiliated with? Peters is an elected official, in her second term, (2020-2022) although she was the target of an unsuccessful recall.
Jacqueline Anderson is the 1st vice chair of the Mesa County Republican party, also an elected position.
I think they have to declare it, at least, as an in-kind donation. Hickenlooper got nailed for less.
I rather doubt it. Unless they’ve already officially announced their candidacy for 2022? Also, it seems rather difficult to consider this looney trek to a nuthouse shitshow a campaign event.
. . . I know, I know . . . but Hickenlooper? I don’t remember how that state law (Amendment 41?) was applied to all or particular races(?)
Upon further review — scratch that above — see:
Under section 3, Gift Ban, persons to whom the ban is applicable are prohibited an (inflation adjusted) gift of more than $50. Unless they’re reimbursing the fair market value (lots of leeway there, probably) they’re likely in violation.
So, it’s not a matter of declaring anything, there’s an outright ban on receiving a gift above that set amount, which appears to apply to Peters (but probably not to Andersen, by definitions in the Amendment).
Seeing members of the Boebert clan on a private plane is the most Beverly Hillbillies thing I can imagine.
This should be read aloud to the Quacks at Lindell’s conference:
The Senator Who Decided to Tell the Truth
So, who is going to write and send a complaint????
Umm…you are? Or gertie? Or Duke? It should be someone from Mesa County, I think.
I'm probably going to be one of a group complaining about Gessler's unethical conduct.
oh good … Gessler needs complaints. Having several from some of the jurisdictions he's working for would seem like a fine way to draw the attention of the attorney disciplinary process.