A recount of the Republican secretary of state primary election is ongoing as planned, and the process is running precisely, according to election officials.
On Friday, “the El Paso County Elections Department began the Logic and Accuracy test for the 2022 Primary candidate requested recount,” said Chuck Broerman, county clerk, in a statement. “Ms. Tina Peters’ assertion about the Logic and Accuracy Test is incorrect.”
On Friday, Peters, in a news release, claimed that the start of the recount was an “absolute disaster.”
Secretary of State Jena Griswold agrees with Broerman and said recent claims made by Peters about the recount are false.
“Colorado’s county clerks and election administrators are dedicated public servants 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 are conflating voting equipment failure with additional “adjudication” or scrutiny of ballots as required under rules for a recount, the secretary of state’s office said. This adjudication is conducted by a bipartisan team of election judges in accordance with objective standards.
On Thursday, Griswold announced that Peters submitted $255,912, per state statute, to ensure a recount of the June election, which Peters lost to former Jefferson County Clerk Pam Anderson.
Anderson received 43.06% of the vote to Peters’ 28.86%, and Mike O’Donnell, director of a nonprofit lender, got 28.08%, according to official election results.
“The Election Management System is working exactly as it should and under state recount rules,” Broerman said.
The recount will be conducted in accordance with the law and will be completed by Aug. 4, according to the secretary of state’s office.
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