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

By Patty Nieberg, The Associated Press/Report for America Voters in Colorado, Florida and Alabama passed ballot measures Tuesday that codify what is already law: That only U.S. citizens 18 and older can vote. The passage of the largely-symbolic measures has triggered questions about why the pro-Trump group behind them spent time and money on the […]

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How the 11 statewide ballot measures fared in Colorado. In short, it’s a split verdict.

Colorado voters made decisions on a roster of major policy positions that liberal and conservative interests put on the 2020 ballot. A number of the questions appeared confusing to voters — particularly the fiscal ones — and tens of thousands voted on the top candidates but not the ballot measures, an analysis shows. Here’s a […]

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Colorado election 2020 results: President, Senate, House and ballot questions

Colorado voters set turnout records in the 2020 election, driven by huge interest in the presidential race, a major U.S. Senate contest, a close battle in the 3rd Congressional District and a series of significant ballot measures. The Colorado Sun is tracking the election results in these top races and updating the counts in real […]

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Amendment 76 explained: More than just affirming only citizens can vote in Colorado elections

On first glance, Amendment 76 looks redundant.  Colorado’s current constitution states that “every citizen” of the U.S. who is 18 or older, has state residency and is registered to vote can participate in elections. Amendment 76 seeks to change that language to “only a citizen.” Federal, state and local elections in Colorado are already only […]

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Colorado 2020 election: A quick guide to the ballot questions on abortion, wolves, taxes, sick leave and more

Colorado voters will decide 11 statewide policy questions on the November ballot — a list of far-reaching measures that will help set the direction for the state’s future. The 2020 ballot asks voters whether Colorado should put limits on abortion and create a state program designed to provide paid time off to workers for medical […]

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17-year-olds would no longer be able to vote in Colorado primaries if ballot question passes

In 2019, the Colorado legislature granted 17-year-olds the ability to vote in primaries as long as they turn 18 before the general election.  But a question on the November ballot seeking to specify that only U.S. citizens can vote in Colorado elections would take that ability — touted by Colorado Democrats as a way to […]