Colorado elections race tests GOP embrace of conspiracies

              FILE - Mesa County, Colo., clerk Tina Peters, who was indicted in March on 11 felony and misdemeanor charges related to allegations she and others tampered with secure voting equipment and software, talks to well-wishers at a rally staged to voice concerns about free and fair elections on the west steps of the State Capitol on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, in downtown Denver. Peters and Mike Lindell, MyPillow chief executive officer, spoke at the rally, which drew several hundred attendees. Peters will face two other Republicans in a debate Thursday, May 12. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
              Pam Anderson, who is competing for the nomination from the Republican Party to run for the job of Colorado's secretary of state, is shown in her office Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in southeast Denver. Anderson is slated to take part in a debate with her two competitors for the party's nomination—Tina Peters and Mike O'Donnell, who are both election deniers—on Thursday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)