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Ken Buck doesn’t blame president for deadly U.S. Capitol riot; Ed Perlmutter says “this is an inflection point”

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck said he’d like President Donald Trump to address the nation and ask for an end to rioting Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol, but that he doesn’t blame the president for inciting the demonstrations. “I was a prosecutor for 25 years. When people do stupid things, the people that do those things […]

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Emails show negotiations involving Colorado governor, cigarette giant that led to tobacco tax hike

Gov. Jared Polis’ office was asked to meet several conditions insisted upon by Altria in exchange for the cigarette giant agreeing not to fight legislation that put a question on the November ballot asking voters to raise tobacco and nicotine taxes in Colorado, emails obtained by The Colorado Sun show. One of those conditions included […]

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Doug Lamborn joins Lauren Boebert in opposing certification of presidential election

By James Anderson, The Associated Press U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn on Monday became the second member of Congress from Colorado to join an effort against certifying the Electoral College victory of President-elect Joe Biden. Lamborn joined the state’s newest member of the House, Republican Lauren Boebert, in opposing certification, a move that deepened the rift […]

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Colorado’s new members of Congress — John Hickenlooper and Lauren Boebert — are sworn in

Colorado’s two new members of Congress were sworn into office on Sunday.  Democratic U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper and Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, of Rifle, officially joined the seven other members of Colorado’s congressional delegation.  Hickenlooper begins a six-year term and replaces Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner. Boebert was elected to a two-year term and […]

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

Eric Coomer, a top employee at Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems, filed a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign, the president’s personal attorney, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and the conservative media outlet Newsmax, among others. The legal action alleges Coomer, who lives in Colorado and serves as Dominion’s director of […]

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

There was no evidence of widespread voter fraud in Colorado presented during a day-long, legislative hearing held by Republicans Tuesday on the state’s election integrity. But there was plenty of bipartisan praise for Colorado’s voting systems and processes.  “We are the gold standard for voting in our country,” said El Paso County Clerk and Recorder […]

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

Jenna Ellis, the attorney from Colorado representing President Donald Trump in his bid to overturn his 2020 election loss, was fired from her job as a Weld County prosecutor in 2013 for making mistakes on cases, records obtained by The Colorado Sun show. Ellis “failed to meet the employer’s expectations” and “made mistakes on cases […]

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

By Patty Nieberg, The Associated Press/Report for America Colorado’s nine Democratic presidential electors cast their votes for Joe Biden at the state Capitol on Monday. The vote formally seals Biden’s win in Colorado, where he beat President Donald Trump by about 14 percentage points or nearly 400,000 votes. Electors met in all 50 states and […]

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

Republicans in the legislature will hold an investigative hearing on the integrity of Colorado’s election processes and systems Tuesday despite a lack of evidence of widespread fraud that would have overturned any of the state’s 2020 results.  The meeting is also happening despite the fact that Colorado GOP Chairman Ken Buck has been working with […]

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

Colorado rejected nearly 29,000 votes in the 2020 election because the ballots didn’t meet requirements in state law. In the vast majority of the ballots voided, the voter’s signature didn’t match the one in state records, and in other cases, newly registered voters didn’t provide the required identification, according to Colorado Sun analysis of preliminary […]