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Colorado county’s election equipment scrapped after breach; criminal probe launched

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By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – Colorado’s secretary of state on Thursday ordered a county to scrap and replace its election equipment that she said was compromised with the assistance of its elected clerk, and a local prosecutor has launched a criminal investigation into the security breach. Jena Griswold, the Democratic secretary of state, ordered an investigation this week after images of Mesa County’s election equipment passwords were posted on a right-wing blog. “Video and photos were posted online by a known conspiracy theorist,” Griswold told a news conference on Thursday. Griswold …

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