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Sandra Brown, former Tina Peters elections manager, arrested for alleged Colorado election security breach

DENVER — The former elections manager for a Colorado clerk indicted on expenses of tampering with voting products has been arrested on allegations that she was element of the scheme, an formal explained Wednesday.

Sandra Brown, who worked for Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, turned herself in Monday in response to a warrant issued for her arrest on suspicion of conspiracy to commit felony impersonation and trying to affect a general public servant, claimed Lt. Henry Stoffel of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office environment. The arrest was very first reported by The Every day Sentinel newspaper.

In this photo released Wednesday, July 13, 2022, by the Mesa County Sheriff's Office is Sandra Brown. Colorado officials say the former elections manager, Brown, who worked for a county clerk indicted on charges of tampering with voting equipment, has been arrested on allegations that she was part of the alleged scheme. Brown served as elections manager for Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters. (Mesa County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Mesa County Sheriff’s Office through AP

Sandra Brown, the previous elections manager for Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters.

Peters and her main deputy, Belinda Knisley, are remaining prosecuted for allegedly enabling a copy of a tricky travel to be built all through an update of election devices in Might 2021. Condition election officials 1st grew to become aware of a security breach very last summertime when a photograph and video of private voting system passwords had been posted on social media and a conservative website.

Peters, who has echoed previous President Donald Trump’s wrong theories about the 2020 election and grow to be a hero to election conspiracy theorists, missing her bid to turn into the GOP candidate for Colorado secretary of point out previous thirty day period. She 1st came to countrywide notice when she spoke last year at a conference hosted by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, one of the most outstanding election deniers in the state.

Peters is billed with 3 counts of making an attempt to impact a public servant, felony impersonation, two counts of conspiracy to commit legal impersonation, one depend of identification theft, first-degree official misconduct, violation of obligation and failing to comply with the secretary of point out.

Knisley is billed with 3 counts of trying to influence a general public servant, 1 rely of conspiracy to dedicate legal impersonation, violation of obligation and failing to comply with the secretary of state.

Neither have entered a plea but and both of those have dismissed the allegations, with Peters calling them politically inspired.