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Iman Jodeh, a community activist and educator, is poised to become Colorado’s first Muslim lawmaker

In all likelihood, Iman Jodeh will win her race and be elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in District 41. And if she does, she will become the first Muslim lawmaker in the state’s history.  Jodeh, a community activist and educator, is running to replace Democratic state Rep. Jovan Melton, who is term limited […]

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Denver’s unique sales tax to fight climate change could be a blueprint for future action nationwide

Ballot measure 2A is part of Denver’s efforts to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in the city, but some are concerned about regressive nature of the tax Denver voters this year could give the city a unique tool for fighting climate change that is unlike strategies pursued by other U.S. cities. Across the nation, local […]

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A look at the major differences between Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper in the U.S. Senate race

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and former Gov. John Hickenlooper like to remind Coloradans of how great the state is.  During their tenure in office, the state’s population grew and the economy boomed. But their visions for its future vary.  The Colorado Sun researched the candidates’ platforms and asked the presidential campaigns to respond to more […]

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Where Donald Trump and Joe Biden split on Colorado issues in presidential race

The race for the White House is not running through Colorado this year, but the differences between the candidates on local issues are profound. The economy and health care are just two of those issues where President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden split. Moreover, there is little doubt that the events of 2020, including […]

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Election officials bolster confidence in election, warn against misinformation at Colorado Sun forum

Colorado election officials on Wednesday sought to bolster voter confidence in the state’s election system and warn against misinformation and disinformation at a virtual forum hosted by The Colorado Sun.  Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold said she remained confident in Colorado’s system, a sentiment echoed by her Republican predecessor, Wayne Williams.  “I’m very confident […]

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Colorado’s Proposition 113 is a linchpin in national popular vote campaign but major hurdles remain

Colorado’s decision on whether to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact could have implications across the country.  But even if Colorado voters opt to keep the state in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, experts say it’s still a long shot that the U.S. will change the way it elects presidents. Proponents will have […]

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Can you trust the blue book? Colorado officials say they prioritize nonpartisanship in analyzing ballot questions

Colorado voters this year are tasked with making informed decisions on a labyrinth of ballot issues and a polarized pallet of races.  To help them navigate the statewide ballot measures, the state provides what is known as the blue book, a roughly 90-page guide that looks at the legal, fiscal and practical implications of the […]

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Jena Griswold says deleted tweets on reporting election results weren’t misinformation

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold on Friday denied spreading misinformation in a series of since-deleted statements posted to Twitter, tweets in which she called on national media to pledge not to announce any results on election night.  In the tweets sent Thursday night, she warned national media executives that “our democracy cannot be held […]

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Proposition 113 explained: Colorado voters could push the U.S. closer to a national popular vote system

Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, but he lost the national popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton by nearly 3 million votes.  The split verdict — the fifth time in U.S. history — brought new attention in Colorado and elsewhere to efforts aimed at modifying or replacing the Electoral College, America’s system to elect […]

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Colorado parolees are now allowed to vote. And advocates are rushing to register them.

A 2019 law that restored voting rights to more than 11,000 people on parole in Colorado is driving new voter registration efforts ahead of the November election. The Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition and the Latino Coalition for Community Leadership are aiming to register 5,000 people who are out on parole. An earlier effort that […]