By now everyone has probably heard that Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters had her bond revoked today for leaving the state without first getting permission from the court, which violated the terms of her release in her criminal case. Peters traveled to Las Vegas for a July 12 conference of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, a group of anti-government sheriffs who are also election deniers.
While there, Peters gave an unhinged 9 minute talk that appeared to even confuse her audience. In her talk, she made a slew of bizarre statements, like:
- “Our crooked DA arrested [my election manager] knowing today is her birthday.”
- “They arrested three grandmothers for defending your elections.”
- “They’re stealing our elections.”
- DA Dan Rubinstein “is the guy who let 26 pounds of fentanyl go.”
- “Our candidates were offered to step aside and they would be propelled over the finish line if they did not talk about election security.”
- “They took away my husband, too. 36 years we would’ve been married. The DA went in there and had him sign divorce papers in a nursing home. He has advanced dementia. These people are criminals.”
- “They’re coming after you.”
(In reality, Peters’ ex-husband, Thomas Peters, was the one who filed for dissolution of their marriage on November 17, 2021. He is currently suing Tina for theft of his house, in a case that won’t be heard until December.
Tina also referred to Gerald Wood, whose identity she stole, as “a liar and a cheat.”
Tina is scheduled to appear in person tomorrow, July 15, at 3:30 p.m. at a hearing at the Mesa County Justice Center, in Courtroom 9 with Judge Matthew Barrett, according to the Court Docket (Case No.D392022CR371).
Tina’s attorney, Harvey Steinberg, filed a motion to quash her arrest warrant at about 1:00 p.m. today, saying the violation of the terms of her bond was all his fault, so Tina could escape accountability for her actions yet again.