January 30, 2023

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If you like long shots, you might like Tina Peters’ $250,000 bet on herself to win

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If you’re looking for a good working definition of either having too much money or having too many friends with too much money, this should do as well as any: You are the person who has spent $255,912.33 to have Colorado’s county clerks conduct a recount of an election that you lost by 88,000 votes.

Mike Littwin

That is a lot of votes. If I’ve done my math right, there has never been a Colorado recount that has changed the outcome of an election won by anything like 88,000 votes. Or even 8,800 votes. Probably even 880 votes.

There’s only one person I know who could be sufficiently delusional to waste a quarter of a million bucks on a mission that will only end with her critics reassured that she has lost complete touch with the real world. And that would be, of course, Mesa County…

Mike Littwin

2022-08-03 03:05:00

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