Statement of Attorney General Phil Weiser regarding Mesa County District Court appointment of election officials
Oct. 13, 2021 (DENVER)—Attorney General Phil Weiser released the following statement regarding the Mesa County District Court confirming the appointment of Wayne Williams and Sheila Reiner as the designated election officials in Mesa County for next month’s election:
“The State, in alignment with the Mesa County Board of County Commissioners, asked the court to confirm the appointment of former Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams and former Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner as the designated election officials for next month’s election in Mesa County. I am grateful the court has done so today. Williams and Reiner are both dedicated public servants who will carry out their duties with integrity and according to law.
“Because they breached their duties and committed wrongful acts, Tina Peters and Belinda Knisley cannot be allowed to manage the election in Mesa County. The freedom to vote is one of the most sacred rights we have as Americans. Today’s ruling gives the voters in Mesa County the reassurance they need that the upcoming election will be free and fair, and administered in a manner that they and all Coloradans can trust.
“My department continues its work with the Mesa County District Attorney’s Office on the criminal investigation into the alleged elections system security breach in Mesa County. This is an ongoing investigation, and we have no further comment at this time.”