Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, not seen in weeks, says she’s working remotely

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FILE – In this June 30, 2020, file photo, Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters reads an update on the election in Grand Junction, Colo. The rural Colorado county clerk who has been out of state and allegedly unresponsive since several investigations were opened into an elections-related security breach told co-workers she’s been working remotely. Mesa County Clerk Peters has not been seen in Colorado since Secretary of State Jena Griswold opened an investigation into a security breach of the county’s voting equipment. (McKenzie Lange/The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel via AP, File)

DENVER (AP) — A rural Colorado county clerk whose whereabouts have been a mystery since several investigations were opened into an elections-related security breach told colleagues she remains on the job and has been working remotely.

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters has not been seen in Colorado since Secretary of State Jena Griswold opened an investigation into the breach.

Griswold says images of election management software were obtained by conspiracy theorists and posted on far-right blogs. Griswold also says Peters allowed a non-employee into the election’s office.

The Grand Junction Sentinel reports Peters tells county commissioners she’s been working every day and calls the claims against her “reckless.”

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