Officials say GOP secretary of state is precise – Greeley Tribune
A recount of the Republican secretary of state’s primary is going as planned, and the process is running accurately, according to election officials.
On Friday, “The El Paso County Elections Department began logic and accuracy testing for the recount requested by the 2022 primary candidates,” county clerk Chuck Broerman said in a statement. “MS. Tina Peters’ claim on the logic and accuracy test is false.”
On Friday, Peters claimed in a press release that the start of the recount was an “absolute disaster.”
Foreign Minister Jena Griswold agrees with Broerman and said Peters’ recent claims about the recount were wrong.
“Colorado county officials and election administrators are dedicated officials who are currently working overtime to conduct this recount in accordance with the law,” Griswold said. “Election misinformation will not affect the recount or its outcome.”
Peters’ claims confuse the failure of voting equipment with an additional “consent” or verification of ballots, as required by the rules for a recount, the Secretary of State said. This decision is carried out by a non-partisan team of electoral judges according to objective standards.
On Thursday, Griswold announced that Peters had filed $255,912 per state law to secure a recount of the June election, which Peters lost to former Jefferson County Clerk Pam Anderson.
According to official election results, Anderson received 43.06% of the vote versus 28.86% for Peters and Mike O’Donnell, director of a non-profit lender, 28.08%.
“The election administration system works exactly as it should and conforms to state recount rules,” Broerman said.
The recount will be conducted in accordance with the law and will be completed by August 4, according to the Secretary of State’s office.
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