Friday, June 5, 2020

Colorado: Mesa County Clerk objects to appointment of Treasurer to oversee election

The recall of Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters (R) is now tied up a bit as Peters has objected to County Board of Commissioners naming Eagle County Treasurer Team Simonton (D) to oversee the effort. Peters normally would oversee a recall or an election, but since she is the target, the board must appoint someone else.

Peters asked for a former GOP Secretary of State Wayne Williams to take the job. While he original applied, Williams now says he is not interested in it. Simonton was a former election director.

A former elections director has led the effort against Peters, which would need 12,192 to get on the ballot.  Peters has been under attack for a high turnover rate and for undiscovered ballots.

Update: Petitioners claim they have about two-thirds of the needed signatures.

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