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FBI raids Lauren Boebert’s former campaign manager’s home over election tampering allegations

Rep. Lauren Boebert
Rep. Lauren BoebertPhoto: Gage Skidmore

The FBI, along with state and local authorities, raided the home of Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) former campaign manager in connection to allegations that she helped breach voting machine security.

Boebert has spent the last year claiming that widespread voter fraud was behind the results of the 2020 election of President Joe Biden, despite the fact that no such widespread fraud was found. Now it turns out that someone who worked for her campaign is being investigated for possible illegal voting machine shenanigans.

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Former Boebert campaign manager Sherronna Bishop’s home was raided early Tuesday morning along with the homes of three other people possibly connected to an election security breach. The search was ordered by a federal court.

Bishop, who calls herself “America’s Mom” on social media and locally known as an “election conspiracy theorist,” has ties to the white nationalist and anti-LGBTQ group Proud Boys.

One of the other people whose home was raided was Mesa County, Colorado Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters, an elected official. She has already been stripped of her authority in overseeing elections by a county judge in connection to a lawsuit from the state. Peters is accused of allowing an unauthorized person to access voting software in the county and then lying about it, as part of a scheme to prove QAnon-related conspiracy theories about the election.

Peters then went directly to MyPillow CEO Michael Lindell’s online channel after the FBI raid to say that she was “terrified” during the raid and that the FBI “used a battering ram” to destroy the door of one of her alleged accomplices.

She reiterated that she was “on a mission to uncover proof that the 2020 election was rigged,” according to The Daily Beast. She still hasn’t found that “proof,” but she promised Lindell: “I refuse to give up.”

Bishop, Boebert’s former campaign manager, has a history of anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and actions that go beyond her work for Lauren Boebert.

In 2018, she said that an 11-year-old boy who did drag needed to be put “in counseling” in a Facebook post.

In 2019, Bishop interviewed a member of the white nationalist and anti-LGBTQ hate group Proud Boys.

“Thank God for you guys and the Proud Boys,” she said at the end of the interview. She still managed to get hired by Boebert the next year, although Boebert distanced herself from Bishop’s views once she got in office.

Earlier this year, on Instagram, Bishop said that local blogger Anne Landeman looks “curiously related” to Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Rachel Levine, posting side-by-side pictures of the two women in order to insult Landeman. Dr. Levine is transgender.

Landeman didn’t take the bait.

“Thank you!” she responded to Bishop’s attempted insult. “I would be so proud to be related to Rachel Levine, given her level of education and accomplishments in Public Health!”

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