Colorado proudly brand themselves as the “Gold standard in elections”. 1 However, as you’ll soon see, with the number of irregularities and total opposition to any kind of transparency, Colorado is not any kind of gold standard in integrity. More collusive and underhanded activity is being brought to light every week; but here’s a summary of what we know about Colorado so far.


Election Integrity Report

In March 2021, a team of scientists from produced the report 2020 Presidential Election Contrast Analysis which lists Colorado as the state with the 3rd highest number of unexpected Biden votes.

Read the PDF Report

Lax Voter ID Laws

Through a combination of automatic voter registration (where everyone with a driver’s license is registered to vote), and poor ID verification methods (where election judges in voting centers were not allowed to ask for alternative forms of ID in order to confirm a voter’s eligibility), holes in the wall of election integrity have been allowed to widen, and opportunities for fraud have increased. 2

Use of Non-Certified Voting Machines

According to investigative journalist Holly at Altitude, 3 Dominion Voting Machines were certified in the state in June 2019 based on a Pro V&V Test Report, despite Pro V&V’s EAC accreditation having expired more than 2 years earlier, in Feb 2017. The certification was not renewed until after the election, in Feb 2021. This also affected ClearBallot Voting Systems, the vendor used in Garfield and Douglas counties, the only two that don’t use Dominion. That means:

  • Both Clear Ballot and Dominion voting machines used in Colorado’s 2020 elections — which we believe amounts to 100% of all election machines used in the state — were not legally certified under Colorado law.

  • All Colorado elections conducted since June, 2019 using those systems may not be legal.

  • Secretary of State Griswold and Colorado County Clerks have certified potentially-illegal elections.

For further details and explanatory videos, see our article Voting Machines Lacking EAC Accreditation.

Suppression of Audits & Public Testimony

Despite 1,400 petitions submitted to Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, she put a ban on all independent election audits in the state. 4 5 6 7 Not only did she ignore the requests, but also cut short the hearings in which members of the public could give testimony about election fraud and irregularities. 8

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office today adopted emergency elections rules prohibiting third-parties [read: auditors] from accessing voting equipment in the state of Colorado. ‘Colorado’s elections are considered the safest in the nation,’ Griswold claims.”

— Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold’s Press Release 4

Colorado’s elections are not the safest in the nation, as you’ll see below.

Tina Peters vs Secretary of State Jena Griswold

Tina Peters, a Clerk in Mesa County, Colorado, took a different approach after being contacted by citizens about notable irregularities. She was keen for an honest and open investigation into the election which she was responsible for, yet is undergoing heavy persecution from state and federal authorities for not adopting official state narratives. 8

In May 2021, Tina was alerted to the fact that Dominion Voting Machines was requiring Colorado to apply a “software update” to their voting machines, which they call a “trusted build”. During this they disallowed any county staff or independent observers to be present. She was concerned that crucial forensic data might be lost during the update, and so took hard drive images prior to the update occurring. Her concerns were valid, as explained below. 9 10

During a flight to Sioux Falls for the Cyber Symposium (read our overview here), authorities raided her office, barring other staff from observing what went on. Tina claims they were looking to pin blame on her for the leaking of voting machine passwords which only the Secretary of State actually has access to. 9

Watch Tina’s story, given at the Cyber Symposium, August 10, 2021:

A more detailed interview with Tina and Sherronna is available from Truth and Liberty, with further coverage via Ashe in America, the Mesa County Clerk Peters Rally, American Faith and USEIP.

On Nov 16, 2021, Tina Peters, a 66-year-old who lives alone, had her home raided by FBI officers with combat gear, automatic weapons, and a battering ram. All her electronic devices, USB drives, and storage devices were confiscated. 11 12 13 She has not yet been charged with any crime.

Tina needs assistance with battling the mounting legal battles from those who want to silence her and destroy the evidence she has collected. Contributions can be made at

Dominion Voting Machines

Colorado used Dominion Voting Machines in all but two counties (Garfield and Douglas). Numerous integrity issues have been uncovered with Dominion.

Learn about Dominion

The polling and tabulation equipment used for each county in the US is listed at Verified Voting, although see our disclaimer 14. They also have a detailed database including photographs of the various models of voting equipment. Note that the polling and ballot marking equipment is different to the scanning and tabulation equipment — both need to be highly secure, and in most cases are not.

Voting machines and computerized tabulation equipment have introduced many vulnerabilities and avenues for manipulation in elections. Cybersecurity experts tell us that there is no such thing as a fully secure computer system, and the more complex our voting systems and election systems get, with more moving parts and connections, the more impossible it will be for any state or county to defend against a nation-state-level threat. Local counties running elections can no longer defend against these motivated and well-funded foreign nations. The efficiency gains brought by machines are not reason enough to tolerate the loss of security, accountability, and transparency.

Elections need to return to paper ballots and mechanical or hand counting to minimize the threat of cyber attacks and manipulation by fraud. Let your state representative, county clerk, county commissioners, and Secretary of State know your opinion about this.

The Arizona Ballot Integrity Project is one such initiative promoting new, ultra-secure paper ballots with state-of-the-art security features to prevent fraud and help restore faith in elections. Learn more about the initiative.

The Money Trail

Apparently, Dominion Voting Systems, through their lobbyist Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, have made at least 30 donations to Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold’s election campaign, which would indicate a strong conflict of interest in her decision-making. 15 16 Griswold has already displayed a strong, defence stance over Dominion, granting them cover, and permitting them to destroy election records, in violation of law, as we outline below. Griswold also has connections with the Lincoln Project, and with George Soros. 12

Dominion also donated to Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser’s re-election campaign. 16 The AG has yet to investigate the election laws broken by Dominion.

We believe these connections and any possible malfeasance should be thoroughly investigated.

See also Blackmailed Into Renewing Dominion Contract, below.

Forensic Evidence of Dominion Deleting Election Data

Following initial revelations at the Cyber Symposium, forensic experts reviewed two hard drive images taken from a Dominion EMS Server in Mesa County. The two images were from the same machine, one taken prior to a “system update” applied by Dominion, and the other taken afterward.

The hard drive images can be downloaded from BitTorrent Link 1 and BitTorrent Link 2.

Their report clearly demonstrates that 695 log files, databases, and thousands of other files and other crucial data were removed during this “update”, in breach of both state and federal laws that require election data to be maintained for at least 22 months following an election. 17

Mesa County Dominion Forensic Report Summary

The forensic examination and report was prepared by Doug Gould, of CyberTeamUS.

View the Full PDF Report

It seems clear that in Mesa County, Dominion has actively erased both election data (in breach of law) as well as forensic evidence that could be used to audit the 2020 election. It’s likely this has occurred in other counties and states also.

The report also identified open access points on the Dominion voting systems through which votes and vote tallies can be secretly altered without detection.

USEIP has more detail in their press release.

The forensic report was signed in the manner of an affidavit (under penalty of perjury) and handed to Mesa County District Attorney Rubinstein. He is obligated under Colorado law to investigate, but has done nothing of the kind, instead choosing to investigate Clerk Peters. 11

A follow-up report by Jeffrey O’Donnell, Database and Systems Analyst, in October 2021, expanded on the numerous security vulnerabilities, including the potential for votes to be “flipped” or manipulated within the machines — without leaving a trace. 18

Canvass Results Revealing Phantom Voters

Sherronna Bishop reports that the canvassing efforts — going door-to-door verifying voters’ information — is indicating that around 5% of ballots in Mesa County may have been cast via faked or “phantom” registered voters. 19 Weld County and Pueblo County are showing potentially even higher rates. They have discovered residents who have stated that they didn’t vote yet official records show that a vote was submitted under their name, similar to what was discovered during Arizona canvassing. Details and written affidavits are being finalized, and we hope to hear further results soon.

Note: We have not confirmed which organization has been running this canvass, but it’s quite likely that it’s USEIP in Colorado.

Similar grassroots canvass efforts are underway in at least 7 states. Learn more about the thousands of irregularities being uncovered in our article on Door-to-Door Canvassing Results.

Blackmailed Into Renewing Dominion Contract

Mesa County Commissioners were threatened with litigation from Dominion unless they agreed to extend the contract with Dominion Voting Systems all the way through to 2029. Thirty-four Mesa County residents spoke to the commission on Aug 24, all of whom asked them to abstain from renewing the contract, yet the concerns were ignored and the Commissioners voted 3-to-0 to sign the contract.

With a fresh contract for millions of dollars in hand, Dominion swiftly dropped their litigation. 20

Seth Keshel’s Trend Analysis

Former US military intelligence officer and statistical analyst Seth Keshel analyzed the trends of voter registrations versus actual votes and discovered alarming anomalies in a number of counties, ones that defy typical historical trends. He has published a report for every state, indicating which counties’ vote counts align with the trend in voter registrations and which have small or large divergences.

Seth Keshel County Trend Map for Colorado

Chart legend: Red = Rampant Fraud, Yellow = Likely/Suspect, Green = Clean

Trump votes Biden votes Other votes
Officially reported results 1364607 (41.90%) 1804352 (55.40%) 87938 (2.7%)
Estimate of potential fraud 183000 (5.6%)
Estimate of actual result
(with fraud removed)
1364607 (44.4%) 1621352 (52.7%) 87938 (2.9%)

Seth estimates that there may be approximately 183,000 votes for Biden in excess of what Colorado registration trends would indicate — a possible indicator of fraud. Counties with the greatest number of excess votes deserve closer inspection.

Seth has listed Colorado’s Douglas and El Paso counties as being among the Nation’s Top 100 Worst Counties in terms of abnormal trends during the 2020 election.

View Seth’s National Summary   View Seth’s Colorado Report

Dr. Doug Frank’s Analysis

Dr. Douglas Frank discovered a strange algorithmic pattern that enabled him to accurately predict voter turnout by age and voter registration by age with a very high degree of accuracy (a correlation of 0.993).

Alarmingly, some counties across had more registered voters in certain age groups than eligible voters exist in the population. Additionally, in many older cohorts, voter turnout was nearly 100% and sometimes exceeded the total eligible population.

The same, exact algorithm (or “key” as Frank calls the mathematical formula) used in one county could be applied to many other counties in Colorado to predict their voter registration and turnout by age, too.

Dr. Frank has performed his analysis on at least 17 other states and has found the same disturbing pattern where he is able to predict the voter turnout rate for every age bracket in many counties based only on US Census Bureau data.

Learn More About Dr. Frank’s Analysis View County-Level Data for Colorado

Lawsuit Filed Against SoS Jena Griswold

On Nov 19, 2021, a lawsuit was filed against Secretary of State Jena Griswold. It centers around three levels of state corruption:

  1. Election officials knowingly destroyed election records in violation of both state and federal laws.

  2. Election officials certified voting equipment based on a test lab that was not accredited, again in violation of law.

  3. SOS issued “emergency” decrees to block the independent audits that citizens have been asking for, stating that only election officials can audit themselves.

View Press Release View Court Filing

SCORE Voter Registration Database Vulnerabilities

Retired US Air Force Colonel Shawn Smith has raised concerns about SCORE, Colorado’s Statewide Voter Registration System 21, along with it’s connection to the interstate system ERIC. He says that the numbers of voters being registered in the system appear to indicate padding or “stuffing” of the voter rolls. For example, between 2016 and 2020, in El Paso County alone, active Democrat voters increased 11%, active Republican voters increased 0.5% and unaffiliated voters increased by over 40%. This is a highly unusual trend that may indicate fake or “phantom” entries are being added to the database for the purpose of casting fraudulent ballots. Inflated rolls is a significant issue that is occurring in multiple states. 22

Shawn has counted over 200 cyber vulnerabilities in the SCORE system. 22 He believes that while the officials tasked with securing the SCORE system may be well-meaning, they’re not equipped to withstand the threats of foreign nations intent on attacking US elections.

After requesting information from the state officials, Shawn was given a list of internet IP addresses that made connections to the SCORE system around the time of the election. Apparently a number of these IP addresses were located in foreign nations, which should never have occurred. The state office likely regrets sharing this information and refuses to give any further details. 23

There is also little transparency in SCORE’s closed system. Voters are unable to see what signatures are stored on their record. 24


The U.S. Election Integrity Project (USEIP) was established in Colorado in November 2020 in response to blatant election fraud. Their aim is to enable election integrity groups to share knowledge and educational resources.

Find out more and Get Involved

USEIP gave a presentation to the Republican Study Committee in Colorado in April, 2021 that outlined the major security vulnerabilities in election systems. View the presentation slides and related documents here. They also post detailed news and analysis on issues in Colorado on their blog.

USEIP members including Retired US Air Force Colonel Shawn Smith and Sherronna Bishop met with Mesa County Commissioners in early September 2021, attempting to explain the critical security vulnerabilities in their Dominion Election Systems. The meeting which was thought to be private, was instead attended by hostile media, Dominion representatives and other officials in apparent collusion. The security concerns were mostly ignored. 25

Other Reports & Updates

  • Retired US Air Force Colonel Shawn Smith presented scathing election integrity concerns to the Secretary of State on August 3. Read the transcript here. He also presented at Mike Lindell’s Cyber Symposium, along with Tina Peters, and clearly demonstrated on video how insecure the voting machines are.

  • Charts posted on Telegram purport that the number of mail-in ballots received from unaffiliated voters matches the number of ballots for Republican voters almost exactly. This appears to indicate that someone was tracking the mail-in ballots for Republicans and matching them exactly with ballots from unaffiliated voters (possibly “phantom voters” added to the rolls for the purposes of fraud).

    Colorado Mail In Ballot Chart 2020 vs 2016: El Paso and Douglas Counties

    Colorado Mail In Ballot Chart 2020 vs 2016: Mesa County

  • Ashe in America, by USEIP Co-Founder, is a blog that covers many of the above issues from Colorado in far more detail. We recommend reading their in-depth articles, a number of which are listed under Further Updates below.

  • Election monitor Harvie Branscomb has also flagged numerous issues with election integrity in Colorado since 2015, including voter signature anomalies, and posts about it on his website

Colorado’s “Gold Standard”

Despite the above mentioned major integrity concerns, leaders continue to boast about the security of their systems:

“Colorado is the ‘Gold Standard’ of safe and secure voting.” — Governor Polis
“Colorado’s election model is the nation’s gold standard.” — Secretary of State Griswold
“…arguably the best system in the country.” — ELP CCR Broerman
“Our votes are not being manipulated.” — Congressman Ken Buck
“There’s no evidence.” — CO Rep Fields
“Dominion…tested [small, risk-limiting audits] in 62 (CO) counties at least 807 times.” — Former SoS Williams
“No voting systems connected to the internet” — Nobody who has checked
“No election fraud has been proven in court” — The Media

Do you live in Colorado?
Contact your County Clerk, make sure they have read the recent forensic report from Mesa County, and ensure they take forensic images of all Dominion machines before they apply the next software update, to prevent the loss of crucial forensic data.

Get Involved

Volunteers are needed to help verify the irregularities found. One key way this is done is through voter canvassing, with teams analyzing the county and state records and voter rolls, and others going door-to-door to identify whether the records match the actual residents living at the address.

Learn more about Canvassing Volunteer in Your State

Further Updates

Dec 6, 2021 Interviews After FBI Raids in Colorado
A sample of interviews where Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters and America’s Mom Sherronna Bishop tell their story after being raided by the FBI.
US Election Integrity Plan
Sep 19, 2021 The Mesa Report: Is There Trust In A Trusted Build If The Builders Broke Our Trust?
Ashe in America
Sep 8, 2021 Dammit, Janet! The Rocky Mountain Horror Show Of Mesa County
Ashe in America
Sep 4, 2021 The Ultimate Gaslight 2: What Do Eric, Joe, Vodka Nance & The Kraken All Have In Common?
Ashe in America
Aug 26, 2021 The Ultimate Gaslight: Susan Dominus, Eric Coomer, & The Mainstream Fairy Tales Of The New York Times
Ashe in America
Aug 24, 2021 Janet And The Betas Release Their New Album: “We’re Voting For This But It’s Not Our Fault”
Ashe in America
Aug 18, 2021 The Tale Of Tina Peters, And The Dark Days Ahead For Whistleblowers
Ashe in America
Jun 17, 2021 Jena Griswold Panics And Bans Independent Auditors From Colorado: Over The Target
Ashe in America

Election Audit Groups on Telegram

To join the grassroots efforts in pursuing election integrity and audits of the 2020 election in Colorado, you can join the following groups on Telegram:

For other states, see our Full List of Telegram Channels. has no affiliation with nor any responsibility for these channels. Discern carefully, as some users and even admins of channels have shown obstruction to transparent audits of our elections.

State Representatives Supporting Election Integrity & Audits

Following the results of the Maricopa Arizona Forensic Audit, 188 state representatives from 39 states signed a letter asking for forensic audits in all 50 states. The signatories for Colorado include:

  • Representative Andres Pico
  • Representative Dave Williams
  • Representative Richard Holtorf
  • Representative Ron Hanks
  • Representative Stephanie Luck

Raw Data

We aim to publish links to both the raw election data and voter registration data for Colorado so that citizens and researchers can analyze this information for themselves.

Show Raw Data Links

Certified Election Results
Currently unknown

In most states, the certified election results are available from the Secretary of State or State Board of Elections. Check their website for details. States are also required by HAVA law to inform the public of how many absentee ballots were both sent and received to uniformed services and overseas voters.
Voter Registration Rolls/Database
Currently unknown

In some states, these are freely available from the Secretary of State or State Board of Elections. Check their website. In other states, voter rolls must be purchased and/or accessed via a signed legal agreement. Some officials are also obstructing access to the rolls, to make auditing difficult. Let us know via Telegram or via the comment section below if you experience issues.
The New York Times 2020 Election Results Results for all states, with several maps and charts.
Data Explorer Tool Our own tool for inspecting the 2020 New York Times data, including the time-series data of how the counting progressed. Also provides download links for raw JSON or CSV data, including counts for every precinct and county.
US Election Atlas Detailed results for 2020 and previous years. Some data is freely accessible on their website, while some, such as detailed historic results in CSV format, are purchasable for a fee.
This appears to be the source commonly used by Seth Keshel for his analysis, although we have not officially confirmed this.

Additional Misc Colorado Data

A collection of other datasets and reports, collated for the purpose of auditing the election results.

2020 General Election Data & Research A broad collection of national stats, vote and registration counts, time-series data, voting machine information and manuals, PDF reports, and other research collated by citizen auditors.
Election Night Time-Series Data from Edison

Provides more detail than is available from the New York Times, and includes numerous interactive charts.
Download ZIP of Raw Data
Published by Jeff O’Donnell,
Weekly HAVV SSN Reports

Social Security Administration (SSA) Weekly Data for Help America Vote Verification (HAVV) Transactions by State.
Learn more about this data
Published by Jeff O’Donnell,

If you have additional sources of election data, please let us know via Telegram, Twitter or post a comment below to assist.

Footnotes & References

  1. A Colorado poll watcher was first introduced to Colorado as being “The gold standard in elections” during her election training, but as she soon learned, the tagline was repeated a little too often, especially when anyone would dare question the system. She soon discovered that this branding was an attempt to ignore or cover up the state’s role as “The Election Fraud Test Kitchen”.

    Read her account at Holly at Altitude: “Colorado: The Election Fraud Test Kitchen”, Jan 27, 2021. She covers the history of how Colorado adopted the issues that are flagrant in the state today. 

  2. Holly at Altitude: “Colorado: The Election Fraud Test Kitchen”, Jan 27, 2021. She covers the history of how Colorado adopted the issues that are flagrant in the state today. 

  3. Holly at Altitude: “Only We Can Audit Ourselves”, Jun 22, 2021 

  4. Secretary of State Press Release: “Colorado Secretary of State’s Office Adopts Emergency Rules for Voting Systems”, Jun 17, 2021  2

  5. Ashe In America: “jena griswold panics and bans independent auditors from colorado: over the target”, Jun 17, 2021 

  6. Colorado Herald: “Colorado Secretary of State Griswold bans voting audits, raises further suspicions of voters”, Jun 19, 2021 

  7. See item 11, at 48min mark. 

  8. According to Retired Air Force Colonel and election integrity activist Shawn Smith speaking at Mike Lindell’s Cyber Symposium, Aug 10, 2021. See Rumble video on this page, or alternate link here 2

  9. Tina Peters, speaking at Mike Lindell’s Cyber Symposium, Aug 10, 2021. See Rumble video on this page, or alternate link here 2

  10. Truth and Liberty: Interview with Tina Peters and Sherronna Bishop, Sep 20, 2021. 

  11. Brannon Howse Live: “Exclusive: FBI Raids Home of County Clerk Tina Peters in Attempt to Cover Up Voter Crimes?”, Nov 16, 2021. Tina Peters and Shawn Smith are introduced at 14min 40sec mark.  2 3

  12. Bannon’s War Room: “FBI Attempts To Intimidate Moms, Dads, and Gold Star Mothers, Nov 17, 2021. Tina Peters is interviewed from 41min 15sec mark, for approximately 10mins.  2

  13. A panel of 4 ex-FBI agents that spoke to Bannon Howse expressed their utter disgust at the unethical practices and lack of integrity in the current FBI. It’s covered in two 1-hour episodes of Bannon Howse Live, on, here and here. Nov 15-17, 2021. 

  14. Verified Voting has some useful information on their website, however we feel the need to caution visitors about the partisan ties and Democrat influence within the organization. According to The Gateway Pundit: 26

    • Barbara Simons, Board Chair of Verified Voting, was appointed by top-ranking Democrats (Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and later Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer) to the seemingly-corrupt and powerful U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).

    • Mark Lindeman, Co-Director of Verified Voting, openly opposed the Maricopa Forensic Audit, yet was chosen to perform the criticized Windham NH Audit.

    • Verified Voting also appear to have hidden the fact that cybersecurity consultant and New Hampshire election auditor Harri Hursti was previously a member of the organization, with all mention of him removed from their website two days after being selected for the audit, without explanation.

    Utilize the VV website with these questionable issues in mind. 

  15. See item 11, at 4:30min mark. Additionally, Tina Peters reports that Jena Griswold is also funded by George Soros, see 12 at 42min mark. 

  16. See item 11, at 54min 40sec mark.  2

  17. Federal law requires records to be kept for 22 months. Colorado state law requires an additional 3 months (25 months total). 

  18. Jeff O’Donnell also explained his findings on the Conservative Podcast: “Special Emergency Election Report w/Jeff O’Donnell and Joe Oltmann”, Oct 11, 2021. 

  19. According to Sherronna Bishop, in a video interview with Truth and Liberty: “Interview with Tina Peters and Sherronna Bishop”, Sep 20, 2021. Preliminary canvassing results are mentioned in the video from the 43min 20sec mark. 

  20. According to Tina Peters, see video 10 above, from the 45min 40sec mark. 

  21. As a summary of SCORE’s complex background, Shawn Smith reports that SCORE was first developed in Colorado in 2007, under a contract with Sabre, which was bought by Electronic Data Systems (EDS), then bought by Hewlett Packard, parts were then bought by DIMS, and then by Runbeck (the ballot printer in Phoenix). It gets very complicated. See 22 from 1hr 49min mark. 

  22. Interview with Shawn Smith, “Culture Impact Team: Election Fraud Panel”, at Church For All Nations, Mar 5, 2021. Relevant sections are at 43min mark and 1hr 49min mark.  2 3

  23. See item 11, at 53min mark. 

  24. See 22 from 1hr 54min mark. 

  25. U.S. Election Integrity Plan: “Anti-Election Audit Heavyweights Attack Mesa Locals For Demanding Election Integrity”, Sep 2, 2021 

  26. The Gateway Pundit: “BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: The Windham, New Hampshire 2020 Election Audit Was Over Before It Started – Two of Three Auditors Have Conflicts with Pelosi and Schumer”, May 26, 2021. 

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