Tina Petes give "A Break" by Mesa County District Judge Matthew Barret
The arrest warrant for Tina Peters has been nixed due to the failure of her legal team to relay the message of her travel ban...
An arrest warrant for Tina Peters, a county clerk who was indicted on felony charges of tampering with voting equipment and then losing her bid for the GOP nomination to Colorado’s top election-management spot, has been nixed by Mesa County District Judge Matthew Barret.
Judge Barret stated he would be giving Tina Peters “a break” due to her lawyer taking responsibility for not relaying an order barring her from traveling out of state without the court’s approval. The ban on travel came in addition to the bail bond permitted for her pre-trial release from prison in Mach. Judge Barret had previously warned Tina Peters, who is in Las Vegas this week speaking at a conservative law enforcement officers symposium, that he would not be lenient if it happens again. He said, “She’s a flight risk. She has resources and access to private jets.”
In early March, Tina Petes was indicted by a Colorado grand jury on election tampering charges. The charges came due to a breach of Mesa County’s voting equipment. She has since been barred by Colorado’s Secretary of State from overseeing elections in the Colorado county this year after her debacle.
Tina Peters gave unauthorized personnel access to the election computer services, according to the 10-count indictment. The case gained the attention of the country due to Tina Peters's stance on Donald Trump having the 2020 presidential election stripped of him due to election tampering. She has since denied any wrongdoing and has blamed all of her legal troubles on her political opponents.
Peters is due back in court on Aug. 5.