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Anderson wins GOP nomination for secretary of state

Anderson defeated Mike O'Donnell and Tina Peters and will face incumbent Jena Griswold on Nov. 8, according to The Associated Press.

DENVER — Republican secretary of state candidate Pam Anderson has won her party's nomination in the Colorado primary election on Tuesday.

Anderson defeated Tina Peters and Mike O’Donnell, according to results from The Associated Press. She will face Democratic incumbent Jena Griswold, who has no primary challenger, in the general election on Nov. 8.

"We can trust our elections in Colorado, but our work is never done," Anderson said. "We’re not going to use hyper-partisan rhetoric to inflate anyone’s political profile. This is about Colorado and the voters and restoring trust."

The latest results are below:

Anderson led the County Clerks Association for five years and served as Jefferson County clerk for two terms. She played a central role in establishing the state’s all-mail balloting system and said she thinks the 2020 election was conducted securely.

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Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold speaks during a news conference about the the state's efforts to protect the process of casting a vote in the upcoming general election Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in downtown Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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Peters, the Mesa County clerk, was indicted in March by a grand jury on charges related to her alleged role in a breach of the Mesa County election software. She was barred from overseeing the 2022 primary and general election in her county. She also faces ethics violations for how she’s paying for her legal defense.

O’Donnell was originally from Australia and lives in Yuma County. He is a businessman who wants to improve the business licensing side of the Secretary of State’s Office and has been critical of the state’s election system, suggesting there’s corruption in the voter rolls.

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From left, Mike O'Donnell, Pam Anderson, Tina Peters

In Colorado, the secretary of state serves four-year terms.

Every Colorado voter can cast a ballot in the secretary of state primary. As of June 1, Colorado had 3,792,803 active voters – 1,068,827 were registered Democratic, 956,904 were registered Republican, and 1,699,415 were registered unaffiliated.

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