Coloradans for Prosperity's get-out-the-vote initiative assigned a letter grade to to voters in attempt to get them to turn in their ballots. Many people who received the mailers in the week before the 2019 election said they'd never missed voting and so were perplexed by the communication from the issue committee supporting Prop. CC. (The Colorado Sun)

Comparing voters to their neighbors can dramatically boost turnout. A Colorado mailer, however, really missed the mark.

Studies have shown that when the tactic is put to use in the right way it can be extremely effective. When it’s not, political operatives say, the results can be disastrous.

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Aurora police apologize after girls handcuffed in stolen car mixup

Jennifer Wurtz, who shot a video of the encounter, said on camera that the police drew guns as they initially approached the car

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“A feeling of empowerment and freedom”: It’s become common for women to accompany a hiking tale with a shirtless photo

As the captions say, these photos can be frivolous and fun. They also often document some of the most powerful seconds of a woman’s life.