It looks like Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters will finally have her day in court.

She was indicted this week by a Mesa County grand jury on numerous counts related to an investigation of election equipment tampering and official misconduct.

Deputy Clerk Belinda Knisley was also indicted by the grand jury on four felony counts and two misdemeanors.

For those of you living under a rock, Peters has been under investigation by local, state and federal law enforcement and persecuted by the media ever since Secretary of State Jena Griswold accused her of exposing secret election passwords during a Mike Lindell event last fall.

Peters has been clubbed worse than a baby seal ever since.

The conspiracies surrounding her conspiracies have become so conspiratorial by the media, it’s hard to tell anymore what she’s accused of, other than being a conspirator in a conspiracy about conspiracies and … oh Hell who knows?

As Jimmy Sengenberger noted in his column this week, Griswold has personified shameless ambition, feckless leadership and raw partisanship since her first day in office.

Griswold is determined to get herself reelected by using Peters as a political pawn to make Republicans look like a bunch of conspiratorial nut jobs, and the media have only been too willing to help.

The problem is, Peters keeps playing right into Griswold’s hands and the media’s narrative by doing stupid shit like this:

Griswold continued to be petty by issuing a press release after the indictments to gloat, and declared that in breaking the rules, “Clerk Peters’ actions constituted one of the nation’s first insider threats where an official, elected to uphold free, fair, and secure selections risked the integrity of the election system in an effort to prove unfounded conspiracy theories.”

Now Peters is running against Griswold for the Secretary of State seat, which will be challenging to do with numerous charges hanging over her head that include, ironically, conspiracy to influence a public servant, conspiracy to commit impersonation, identity theft, misconduct, violation of duty, and failing to comply with the secretary of state. 

Conspiracy charges don’t necessarily mean the crime was committed, but that a group of people conspired, or agreed to commit the crime. Peters has also been charged with attempting to influence a public servant, and attempting to commit impersonation.

Honestly, those two deserve each other in a cage match.