Colorado at the eye of an election conspiracy storm

April 7, 2022
Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters speaks to a crowd of supporters from the Colorado Capitol steps. April 5, 2022.Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters speaks to a crowd of supporters from the Colorado Capitol steps. April 5, 2022.Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters speaks to a crowd of supporters from the Colorado Capitol steps. April 5, 2022.

The story of how one county clerk came to believe in false claims about her own voting equipment, what it reveals about the many ways in which our election system is under pressure — from the outside, and the inside — and how policymakers are trying to fix it.