Conservative Nonprofit To Hire Tina Peters To Spread The Big Lie

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Clerk Tina Peters pitching her movie screening and Q&A.

Conspiracist clerk Tina Peters, who faces multiple felony charges for election-fraud-related crimes, answered questions at a pair of screenings of the faux-documentary “Selection Code” last week in Pueblo and Colorado Springs. The conspiracy movie, which stars Peters herself, makes debunked claims that not only the 2020 presidential election but also the 2021 Grand Junction municipal election were stolen from the rightful conservative winners.

A far-right nonprofit group led by members of two prominent Colorado conservative organizations, Colorado Christian University and the Independence Institute, sponsored the events. Americans for America (A4A) collected the money for the event series, “Ten For Tina.”

“Ten For Tina” event flyer. QR code links to Americans for America site.

Reached for comment, A4A President Regina Thomson describes the event as a “in effect, a fundraiser for Tina.”

Thomson, a 2016 RNC delegate, says the group is asking for donations for tomorrow’s event in order to fund a contract to pay Peters to “go out and speak and educate on election integrity issues” starting next year. “Right now as an elected official, any money she gets other than her paycheck she has to file a report with the secretary of state and tell them what she got, and she’s under so much scrutiny that we’re not going to put her in that kind of spot at the moment,” says Thomson. “So we’re looking forward to contracting with her right after the first of the year to go out and speak on the same thing she’s speaking about now, when she’s not an elected official any longer.”

“She’s one of our upcoming projects to go out and speak on election integrity,” says Thomson. “It’s all legal and above board, it’s just that we don’t want her to have a target on her back any bigger than she does until she’s out of office.”

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FBI Seizes Mike Lindell’s Phone During Investigation of Colorado Clerk & Other Election Conspiracists

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell reads from his FBI search warrant

Returning from a successful morning hunt at his favorite duck pond, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and a friend pulled into a southern Minnesota Hardee’s drive-thru for a bite on the way home. While awaiting their order, three cars surrounded Lindell’s vehicle from all sides.

Lindell says he told his friend, ‘those are either bad guys, or the FBI.’ It was the FBI, with a search warrant for his phone.  

Reached by phone, Lindell tells the Colorado Times Recorder they wanted to talk to him about indicted Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters and former math teacher turned Big Lie propagandist Douglas Frank.

“They asked me when I first met Tina. I told them what I’ve always said: I never met her until she arrived at the Cyber Symposium. They asked me about Doug Frank too. I told them I met him when we made the [election fraud conspiracy movie] Scientific Proof.”  

Lindell says he considered refusing to hand over the phone in hopes of forcing the FBI to arrest him and thus generating headlines, but that his own lawyer, whom he called while being detained, told him to give the agents his phone. He says he and his lawyer are now working on getting it back from the Department of Justice.

Lindell shared images of a cover letter and search warrant on his podcast yesterday. He told the Colorado Times Recorder that federal agents gave him the documents during the encounter at Hardee’s.

The DOJ declined the Colorado Times Recorder’s request for comment, but the FBI confirmed to multiple news outlets that it executed a search warrant at the location Lindell described. 

The warrant authorized federal agents to search Lindell and seize his cell phone. The search request, which comes from an Assistant U.S. Attorney based in the Department of Justice’s Grand Junction office, lists the phone data of concern to the DOJ. It specifies any records involving Lindell, Frank, Peters, her staffers Belinda Knisley and Sandra Brown, (who have already been charged).

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Indicted CO Clerk Says Boebert Dined With Conan Hayes The Day After He Copied Election Files

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As the U.S. House Select Committee showed the nation that the Trump administration worked closely with extremist groups like the Oathkeepers to overturn the 2020 election, Mesa County, Colorado, Clerk Tina Peters yesterday told a conference of extremist sheriffs that Conan Hayes, the man whom she permitted to copy her county’s election server files, had dinner with her and Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) the next day.

“I’m going to tell you one more little tidbit and then I’m going to get off the stage because this is going to bring a lot of house down,” said Peters at an all-day press conference in Las Vegas hosted by the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) yesterday. “But I believe that if you tell the truth, you never have to worry about what you said. “The day that the man that came in to do the image on the Mesa County computer, I promised him I would protect his identity because he had just brought down one of the biggest human trafficking rings in the United States, maybe the world. So a liar and a cheat came up and said he would use his identity. And now he’s out there saying, he didn’t even know who I was, but he was flying back on Mike Lindell’s plane after the symposium and all these other things. “And you know what? You know who else met him? So he did the image on a Sunday. And it was not in the middle of the night. It was in the afternoon after his flight got in. Monday night, he was with me, [former Boebert Campaign Manager] Sherronna [Bishop], one of our candidates for commissioner, and Lauren Boebert! No — don’t clap for her. Do not clap for her!”

For those not familiar with the Clerk Peters election saga, her statement may be confusing, so here’s a brief explanation.

Twitter account @get_innocuous did much of the early reporting on Hayes’ role in “election audits”

Peters says she promised not to disclose the identity of the man who “did the image,” because of alleged risks to his safety. While various facts reported over the past year have pointed to former surf wear CEO Conan Hayes, who was working for wealthy tech conspiracist Patrick Byrne at the time, as the person who copied the voter files, it wasn’t until a New York Times report on June 26 that Hayes’ identity was confirmed.

In the middle of her story about Hayes and Boebert, Peters briefly mentions another man, the one she refers to as “a liar and a cheat.” That’s Gerald Wood, a local resident whom she vetted to be an IT contractor apparently only to create an office ID badge for Hayes to use.

Peters then returns to talking about Hayes, saying he conducted the imaging of the computer drive on Sunday before dining with her and Boebert on Monday. That timeline matches reporting that the files were copied on Sunday, May 23, 2021.

Reached for comment, Peters declined to elaborate on the substance of the evening’s conversation, but confirmed that Boebert and Hayes met at the dinner which took place in Grand Junction and said there were witnesses.

“Just know this,” said Peters. I got a hug from the Congresswoman and she told me “thank you for what you’re doing. Let me know how it goes.”

Neither Boebert nor Bishop responded to requests for comment. This article will be updated with any responses received. Attempts to reach Hayes for comment were unsuccessful.

Peters also announced that another of her former employees had been arrested on charges related to the election security breach, breaking news since reported by the Grand Junction Sentinel. That story also cites an affidavit from a county investigator naming Hayes as the man who made the disk image, further confirming his identity.

Peters used her former employee’s arrest as the opening hook of her speech at an election fraud press conference in Las Vegas yesterday.

“I’m mad as hell and we’re not going to take this anymore,” said Peters at the CSPOA conference. “You know what today is? Today is my election manager’s birthday. Do you know where she is? She’s in jail. Our crooked D.A. arrested her yesterday, knowing today is her birthday. She’s in the Mesa County jail right now for impersonation.”

The CSPOA is an anti-government extremist group that uses debunked “sovereign citizen” arguments to claim that local sheriffs have complete authority over their jurisdiction including the power to ignore state and federal laws. CSPOA founder Richard Mack, a former director of the Oathkeepers militia which was involved in the Jan. 6 insurrection, is calling on sheriffs to use their powers to investigate the debunked election fraud claims made by the conspiracy movie 2,000 Mules.