From: Caleb Thornton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
Date: Thu, Jul 14, 2022, 7:05 PM
Subject: Request for Recount- Cost Estimate
To: [Tina Peters]; [Sherronna Bishop]

Good Evening,

Our office is in receipt of your request for a statewide recount of the Republican Party Colorado Secretary of State Primary race. Pursuant to section 1-10.5-106 (2), C.R.S., and Election Rule 10.10.2, our office has gathered recount cost estimates from all 64 counties. Based on the information provided by all 64 counties, the estimated cost to recount this race is $236,279.37. In accordance with section 1-10.5-102(3)(b), C.R.S., and Election Rule 10.13.1, the recount will be conducted in the same manner as the initial tabulation in each county.

To proceed with this recount, section 1-10.5-106 (2) requires you, as the interested party, to deposit with our office $236,279.37 as certified funds sufficient to cover the full estimated cost of the recount no later than tomorrow, July 15th, 2022. These funds will then be held in escrow to cover the costs of the recount in each county in the event that the recount does not result in amended results which would fall within the automatic recount range or would reverse the outcome.

You may submit the full estimated cost of the recount to our office by cashier’s check, certified check, or bank money order, payable to “Colorado Department of State”. Payment may be delivered to our office during regular business hours (8AM-5PM), located at 1700 Broadway, Suite 550, Denver, CO 80290. Alternatively, you may submit payment via ACH or wire transfer. For directions to submit payment via this method, please contact me directly, and I will provide you that information over the phone.

If we do not receive full payment by tomorrow, July 15th, your request for a recount will denied and no recount will occur.