Colorado County Second Clerk Joins Hanks Trial for 2020 Election ‘Audit’
A second Colorado County Clerk signed a complaint filed by State Representative Ron Hanks against Secretary of State Jena Griswold in an effort to conduct a third-party ‘audit’ of the 2020 election in the state.
Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder was added as a plaintiff in an amended complaint filed a day after the original complaint was filed in Denver District Court on November 18.
The lawsuit claims that electoral system software used in Colorado’s 64 counties in 2020 was improperly certified, that the Secretary of State’s office illegally destroyed election records, and that Griswold exceeded her authority when she passed, this summer, emergency rules to prevent the type of election audit. then occurring in Arizona, which she judged illegitimate.
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Merlin Klotz, Clerk and Registrar of Douglas County, is also named as applicant; two of the three Rio Blanco County Commissioners, Gary Moyer and Jeff Rector; and Park County Commissioner Amy Mitchell.
Allegations that the 2020 election was fraudulent or compromised have been refuted by experts, courts and election officials of both parties.
Asked Monday about his motivation for joining the trial, Schroeder said, âI’m not going to talk to the media about this. We will soon have a website that will explain what is going on.
SchrÃ¶der in august says Newsline that after the November 2020 election, he began responding to citizens’ appeals on electoral integrity and to demonstrate that voters could have confidence in the results, his office conducted a manual recount of the vote in Elbert. The recount proved that the results were correct.
When asked if he still has confidence in Elbert’s election results, Schroeder replied, âYes, we think what we’re doing here is correct. He started to add, “So far, that’s what …”, but didn’t finish the sentence. When asked if he thought voters could trust the election results in other counties in Colorado, he replied, âYou just have to read the complaint and check the website.
Hanks is in his first term representing State House District 60, which includes Fremont, Chaffee, Park and Custer counties. Last month he entered the race to challenge US Senator Michael Bennet, a Democrat running for re-election in 2022. Hanks has repeatedly made false statements relating to legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election. police lines crossed at the United States Capitol during the January 6 uprising.
As of Monday, Griswold had not yet filed a response to the lawsuit with the court.