Colorado Public Radio: Democrats in Colorado’s legislature have passed a bill that seeks to prevent insider security threats to the state’s election system.
The legislation adds more training requirements for county clerks and certain election staff, bars counties from copying voting machine hard drives without state permission, mandates key card access and full-time video monitoring of election equipment, and increases penalties for security breaches.
It’s a response to the security breach that occurred in Mesa County last year. The Republican clerk, Tina Peters, is facing state charges related to election tampering, identity theft and misconduct. She is alleged to have compromised Mesa county’s voting machines while searching for proof of fraud in the 2020 election. Her deputy clerk is also facing charges.
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