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Fri Aug 13, 2021, 06:29 AM

Colorado Republican official accused after voting system passwords are leaked to right-wing site

A bizarre security breach of a rural Colorado county’s voting system has in a matter of days escalated into a criminal probe of the clerk’s office, a ban on the county’s existing election equipment, and heightened partisan divides over election-fraud claims.

Footage that showed passwords related to the county’s voting systems was surreptitiously recorded during a May security update and published last week on a far-right blog, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold (D) said Thursday. Griswold determined Mesa County cannot use its existing equipment for its November election.

Griswold alleged Mesa County Clerk Tina M. Peters (R) allowed the breach. A spokesperson for Mesa County confirmed a criminal probe headed by the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office was underway but said it was still in the early stages.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/08/12/mesa-county-voting-machines/

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reACTIONary Aug 13 OP
Lovie777 Aug 13 #1
tishaLA Aug 13 #2
reACTIONary Aug 13 #4
reACTIONary Aug 13 #3
Lonestarblue Aug 13 #5
KS Toronado Aug 13 #6
reACTIONary Aug 13 #9
niyad Aug 13 #7
mountain grammy Aug 13 #8
h2ebits Aug 13 #11
niyad Aug 13 #12
Deminpenn Aug 13 #10
jmowreader Aug 13 #13
Martin68 Aug 15 #14

Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 06:53 AM

1. Media even covering this? . .

if it were other than republican the media would be all over this.

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Response to Lovie777 (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 07:43 AM

2. This is an excerpt from the Washington Post

which is one of the most prominent media outlets in the nation. And last night Rachel Maddow, one of the highest rated hosts on cable TV, discussed it.

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Response to tishaLA (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 07:44 AM

4. +100 nt

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Response to Lovie777 (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 07:44 AM

3. It's been in the Washington Post since yesterday...

... I linked it from the Washington Post. WaPo is "media", right?

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 08:21 AM

5. What we really need the media to do is call out Republican leaders.

These sorts of actions that undermine election integrity will continue until all Republican leaders stop pushing the lie of election fraud. It is long past time for media to stop coddling them and lay put the damage they are doing to the country.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 08:48 AM

6. I missed Rachel last night

Did she say the brand name of the existing equipment?

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 10:11 AM

9. It's in the article... It's Dominion. nt

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 09:07 AM

7. Ah, yes, Mesa County. The largest Delta hotspot in CO, represented by q-bert. Are we

at all surprised?

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Response to niyad (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 09:29 AM

8. No surprise

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Response to niyad (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 05:26 PM

11. I'll bet that Tina (the county clerk & recorder) and Boebert are good buddies. . . .

I listened to the press conference yesterday by Jena Griswold, our Colorado Secretary of State. The president of the County Clerks and Recorders Association, who is a Republican by the way, also spoke in a not particularly pleasant way, shall we say, regarding the event and the actions that took place.

Many protocols and regulations were not followed, including allowing a non-employee without a background check access into the May rebuild secured location where pictures were taken and later distributed to a QNon "news" site. One of the reporters questioned whether the pictures were the ones on display at Mike Lindell's cyber conference in Sioux Falls, SD but Jena Griswold didn't say yeah or nay.

There is both a criminal and civil investigation going on regarding this event. Jena Griswold said several times that she couldn't comment. She also referred reporters on a number of occasions to the District Attorney's office.

I expect that this will become a national news story as soon as the investigations are completed and charges are filed.

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Response to h2ebits (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 06:22 PM

12. Than you for this valuable information.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 10:16 AM

10. Now that county has to pony up for brand new voting equipment

as the current equipment has been de-certified.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 08:39 PM

13. Easy way to stop this shit from happening again

Fire Tina Peters, bar her from ever working for the government again, and seize property from her until the full cost of the election equipment is paid for. Start with her guns, but if it goes all the way to her forfeiting her home I wouldn't be unhappy.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 01:03 PM

14. Yup! You can trust your MAGAT politicians with voting security. Nothing at all to worry about.

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