The Colorado Secretary of State’s office confirmed that it “has received and accepted the necessary funds for a statewide discretionary recount,” which the office said cost Peters 255,912, $33.

“Recounts will be conducted in accordance with law and will be completed by August 4,” Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold said in a statement Thursday. Official results from the Secretary of State’s Republican primary show Peters leading candidate Pam Anderson by 14 percentage points.

A supporter of conspiracy theories about former President Donald Trump’s voter fraud, Peters is accused of violating Mesa County voting equipment security procedures, which allegedly resulted in the publication of confidential information online.

A warrant for Peters’ arrest was issued last week after she was accused of violating a judge’s order to have “no contact with employees of the clerk’s office and records”. An email from Peters, which was obtained by CNN, was sent to the Mesa County Supervisor of Elections — as well as several other counties — informing them of his recount plans.

Peters surrendered and her attorney, Harvey Steinberg, told CNN last week that she was released on $1,000 bond.

Only a week earlier, Peters had faced another warrant for bail violation while traveling out of state without court permission. This warrant was overturned after Steinberg told the judge that he was unaware of this bond restriction and had not told Peters about it.

She was originally indicted by a grand jury after prosecutors said she and her deputies allegedly facilitated a security breach in May 2021. The breach resulted in the release of confidential connections to voting machines and medical images. of their hard drives on a QAnon-affiliated Telegram channel. in early August 2021. She denied any wrongdoing.

In May, after a lawsuit filed by Griswold — a separate legal proceeding — a district judge removed Peters from overseeing this year’s election in Mesa County.