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Election 2020

Election 2020
Election 2020

Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems employee files defamation suit against Trump campaign, Rudy Giuliani

Eric Coomer, a Coloradan, alleges he has been the target of a false conspiracy that has harmed his reputation and left him facing threats

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8-hour, Republican-led hearing on Colorado’s election integrity ends without evidence of widespread fraud

President Donald Trump’s senior legal adviser, Jenna Ellis, urged the state legislature to investigate, but offered no substantive reason why

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Jenna Ellis, President Trump’s lawyer, was fired from Weld County DA’s office for “mistakes,” records show

Documents obtained by The Colorado Sun through an open records request appear to contradict what Ellis told The Wall Street Journal about her termination

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Colorado’s Democratic presidential electors cast nine votes for Joe Biden

The electors’ votes drew special attention this year because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the election and his baseless allegations of election fraud

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Colorado’s GOP chairman trusts the state’s voting systems. Legislative Republicans still want to check it out.

The Legislative Audit Committee, which is led by Republicans, will hold a hearing Tuesday to investigate alleged election discrepancies in Colorado. There’s no proof there were any.

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Colorado reports nearly 29,000 rejected ballots in the 2020 election, with younger voters the bulk of total

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold certified the 2020 election and said the state would look at ways to lower rejection rate

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Top spenders on Colorado ballot measures all claimed victory in 2020 election, new reports show

Two nonprofits that don't disclose donors emerged as the top individual contributors at the state level this year, highlighting a loophole in state transparency law

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John Hickenlooper spent $41 million to win Colorado’s U.S. Senate race, far surpassing Cory Gardner

In the 3rd Congressional District, Lauren Boebert defeated her Democratic opponent despite being outspent 2 to 1, new records show

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State lawmaker in wheelchair puts Colorado Capitol access in spotlight

Democrat David Ortiz, an Army veteran, survived a catastrophic helicopter crash eight years ago while serving in Afghanistan. The accident left him without sensation or muscle control below his waist.

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How the Cardboard Cory protest in Colorado helped Democrats defeat Gardner in the U.S. Senate race

A group of activists and ProgressNow Colorado shaped the political conversation and created one of the most iconic advocacy campaigns in recent memory

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Ken Buck on his future as Colorado’s GOP leader — he hasn’t made up his mind — and Republican losses

The Windsor Republican isn’t willing to call Democrat Joe Biden the president-elect, though he hasn’t seen any proof of fraud that would overturn the election

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To verify the 2020 vote count, Colorado takes one final step: an audit. Here’s how it works.

The risk-limiting audits performed by Colorado make it a leader in election integrity nationwide, experts say

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Colorado governor says his $1.3 billion stimulus plan would create up to 15,000 jobs, but questions abound

Lawmakers are open to a stimulus, though skeptical because the economic package amounts to deficit spending. Gov. Jared Polis says it's worth the investment.

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Where do Colorado Republicans go from here?

No Republican running statewide has won more than 45% of the vote in the past two election cycles. Conservatives think Donald Trump is a big factor, but there's also broad agreement the party has a messaging problem, too.

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Colorado continues to shift blue: The 2020 election, explained in graphics

A Colorado Sun analysis of the 2020 election results shows how the shifting votes in the Denver suburbs are redefining the state’s political map

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Hickenlooper and Bennet seem like twins, but they are expected to go different directions in Washington

How John Hickenlooper adapts to his new role after a career as an executive remains an open question. But he’ll have Michael Bennet to look to for guidance.

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Colorado, two other states pass amendments clarifying that “only citizens” can vote

A Florida-based organization called Citizen Voters, Inc., funded a majority of the state campaigns for these amendments — including $1.4 million towards Colorado's efforts

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PHOTOS: Coloradans react to Joe Biden winning the presidency

Election 2020

Colorado needs more people to help redraw political maps. And lack of diversity remains an issue.

Ahead of Tuesday’s deadline, the pool of applicants for the state’s two new independent redistricting commissions is smaller than anticipated

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Joe Biden supporters across Colorado breathe sigh of relief, celebrate after presidential race is called

At the Colorado Capitol, dozens gathered to celebrate the Democratic victory. Donald Trump supporters were there, too, questioning the results

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