MAGA-supporting election clerk named in Colorado data breach
A second election clerk in Colorado is at the center of controversy for his involvement in the plot to overturn the 2020 presidential election in former President Donald Trump's favor.
According to The Daily Beast, Dallas Schroeder, who served as an Elbert County, Colo., election clerk, surrendered two hard drives with election information and data for his county.
During a previous testimony, Schroeder said that he'd "copied the sensitive data last August, with help from a pair of Colorado conspiracy theorists linked to MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell" and that he "initially gave one copy of the data to his attorney John Case, and another to an unnamed lawyer."
Last week, the lawyer's name was reportedly disclosed to a judge. Schroeder is officially the second Colorado clerk facing scrutiny for his incriminating actions. Tina Peters, the first clerk in Mesa County, Ariz., is currently facing a slew of charges for "allegedly stealing a local tech worker’s identity, illegally copying her county’s election data, and leaking it to election fraud conspiracy theorists last spring."
The latest comes after the publicized leak in Elbert County back in January. At the time, a number of bloggers suggested, without having any proof, that conspiracy theorists had assessed the election data. One of those claims actually appeared in an Arizona lawsuit backed by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.
Per The Beast:
"Lindell is underwriting a lawsuit by Arizona state representative Mark Finchem and Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, the Arizona Republic reported. The suit seeks to bar the use of electronic voting machines, which have become a fixation of election truthers. An initial complaint in the case, filed late last month, claimed to cite data from both Mesa County and Elbert County voting machines as evidence that those machines were unreliable."
“Dominion Democracy Suite software was used to tabulate votes in 62 Colorado counties, including Mesa County and Elbert County, during the 2020 election,” the original complaint read. “Subsequent examination of equipment from Mesa County and Elbert County showed the Democracy Suite software created unauthorized databases on the hard drive of the election management system servers.”
However, the Mesa County election data indicated that no foul play had occurred.
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