by US Election Integrity
Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters in good faith delivered an initial forensic cybersecurity report covering election
machine analysis to County Commissioners. The report proves destruction
of evidence. One or more Commissioners misrepresent report to the press
-fail to report crimes.
[Mesa County Colorado, September 21, 2021]
Peters hand-delivered an initial peer-reviewed forensic cybersecurity
report prior to the late Friday evening filing of her official defense
pleading alerting County Commissioners of crimes. The extensive report
vindicated citizens’ concerns about 2020 election malfeasance, justifies
Peters preservation of election records obligated by federal and state
law, and proves crimes were committed by others – not Peters
of submitting the report to the authorities which is their civic duty,
one or more of the Commissioners forwarded the report to the press.
There is no question the Commissioner(s) leaked the confidential
document given the version of the report was initial, lacking some detail which the official report included.
The report proves a simple storyline of events and subsequent implications
The expert-generated forensic cybersecurity report signed by cyber-expert Doug Gould,
detailed a pattern of systematic destruction of election records in
Colorado voting systems by the Secretary of State’s staff and voting
system vendor during the “Trusted Build”
updates that took place in Colorado over the summer. It’s expected the
report will become a part of several pending investigations and
lawsuits. Additional legal questions are now raised regarding
premeditation and conspiracy.
Peters commissioned the detailed forensic examination by
court-recognized expert cybersecurity witnesses including Gould as part
of her duties as Clerk and Recorder. The report now supports her legal
defense against Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold’s legal
The Destruction of evidence. Destruction of election records, election-related data that’s required to be preserved under federal and state law.
- Thousands of election records were destroyed.
Secretary of State Griswold and the vendor deleted the election records.
- Through the “Trusted Build” hardware and software election systems update.
- By way of Griswold’s approved procedures for the updates.
to Griswold’s certified election system configuration. Configurations
directed by the Secretary of State were designed to automatically
overwrite election data.
The election system was illegally certified.
The report stops short of stating Griswold’s certification of the
voting systems complete with an election record-destroying configuration
was illegal. However, Colorado statute is explicit that the Federal
Voting System Standards are mandatory. The SecState’s certification
allowed the use of a non-compliant voting system in Colorado elections.
The deleted election records eliminate the possibility of a complete forensic election audit. The
type of audit SecState Griswold has sought to prohibit by her
controversial election rules which were rubber-stamped into law through
CO Attorney General Phil Weiser.
It is unclear whether the Mesa County DA has sole responsibility to
investigate the criminal violations. Alternatives include whether the
matter must be referred to Federal authorities, the Colorado Attorney
General, or every state jurisdiction affected by the technical
discovery. The next outstanding question is whether Mesa County
Commissioners have any liability for failing to investigate and submit
the report’s findings to the authorities as required by§ 18-8-105.
Mesa County Commissioner Rowland now faces a dilemma. On one hand,
she is on the record interrogating Mesa County citizens in a hearing
where the Commissioners apparently invited both press and anti-election integrity industry insiders.
During the hearing, Rowland aggressively pressed why citizens didn’t “bring the proof [of fraud] to the authorities.”
At the time, citizens explained that the production of the evidence
Rowland was demanding required an investigation of the machines, which
citizens had previously requested. On the other hand, at the time of
Rowland’s irrational demands, she knew access to the voting machines was
impossible, given the equipment was sequestered.
In the County Commissioner’s public hearing on September 20th
McInnes stepped into the breach (~25:00) claiming Peters’ report was
“anonymous” insinuating there was no official report author. Instead of
McInnes successfully bashing the report that clearly is proof of
criminal activity, McInnes showed he didn’t completely read; or grasp
the contents of the report. McInnes beclowned himself by claiming the
“goal posts have been moved” as damning election malfeasance evidence
piled-up in succession over months. It appears McInnes lost the plot, or
In a final attempt to disparage Peters, McInnes repeated false
accusations by Secretary of State Jena Griswold. The false claim is
Peters leaked passwords during her legal back up of election systems.
McInnes is weak on the facts. It was Griswold who was in sole custody
of the BIOS passwords in question; she bears the responsibility to prove
she or her office didn’t lose control of their passwords. Mesa County
Commissioners continue to show their fecklessness, dishonesty, and lack
of understanding given the report Peters delivered was a courtesy
initial version. The official report filed in Peters defense pleadings
is complete with any information Rowland, McInnes or Davis claim
falsely, to be missing.
Since May, citizens across Colorado have been asking Clerks to delay
the “Trusted Build” to preserve election records and afford citizens the
opportunity to conduct an independent forensic audit. But the shadow
emerged of a coordinated campaign by the Secretary of State and the
Colorado County Clerks Association (CCCA) leadership, to deprive
citizens of knowledge of the “Trusted Build” schedule, and to cajole and
coerce reluctant Clerks El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck
Broerman and Weld County Clerk Carly Koppes, the President of the CCCA.
Both claimed in meetings with citizens that the Secretary of State’s
and the Colorado Attorney General’s Offices issued formal warnings to
them advising against allowing citizen access election records for
audits, including electronic records generating from the Dominion voting
systems; or they would be “sued.”
The result of forensic analysis of Mesa County’s system backups
completely upends the accusations against Peters. It’s now clear
Griswold’s and the media’s initial characterization of Peters was
patently false. Peters acted in good faith, despite immense pressure
from Griswold’s false accusations in what appears to be intentional
attempts to coerce and intimidate her.
Also destroyed are current and former Secretaries of State Wayne
Williams, and Griswold’s claims to “Gold Standard” security for Colorado
elections. The expert report proves serious crimes were committed by
Peters’ accusers and may save or implicate other Colorado County Clerks.
Given this proof, County Clerks across Colorado are at risk of being
responsible for election crimes simply for trusting Matt Crane the
Executive Director of the CCCA, The Secretary of State Jena Griswold,
and electronic voting machine vendors.
The report bears serious legal implications beyond Peters’ defense
case and Griswold’s motivations to focus law enforcement resources on
Peters. Now voting system vendors, the voting system testing lab, and
U.S. Election Assistance Commission officials may have some explaining
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