District Judge Matthew Barrett has set Peters’ trial for March 6, 2023.
Peters, who denies the 2020 election, is charged with three felonies of attempting to influence a public official, one count of identity theft, two counts of identity theft, one count of identity theft, and a misdemeanor. It faces 10 counts of action. After an apparent security breach at a Mesa County election office in May 2021, she will be counted for first-class official misconduct, breach of duty, and failure to comply with the requirements of the Colorado Secretary of State. .
Last month, Peters’ deputy secretary, Belinda Knisley, reached a plea bargain with prosecutors in exchange for her cooperation and testimony against Peters. said he had developed a plan to allow unauthorized persons access to secure areas within the clerk’s office and to the county’s election facilities. He said he got access after being given a badge that was created.
The compromise resulted in confidential voting machine logins and hard drive forensic images published on a QAnon-affiliated Telegram channel in early August 2021.
Peters has emerged as a prominent far-right figure in Colorado after endorsing former President Donald Trump’s lies about widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election.
Peters sought a Republican nomination for Secretary of State in Colorado – a position that would have allowed her to take over the electoral machinery in a state where elections are done entirely by mail.
However, Republicans rejected Peters’ proposal and instead named Pam Anderson, a former county clerk who had run as an effective person to defend the integrity of Colorado’s elections and manage the process.