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A lot of people want to run for office in Colorado next year. Here’s what it takes to actually get on the ballot.

The 2022 election is 11 months away, and a wave of candidates are filing paperwork to run in Colorado’s newly reconfigured congressional and legislative districts. But jumping into a race doesn’t guarantee someone a spot on the ballot for the June 28 primary, let alone the Nov. 8 general election. Candidates have to spend big […]

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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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If Coloradans approve Proposition 115, middle America’s “abortion desert” would be expanded

By Priscilla Blossom, Kaiser Health News Colorado voters are deciding a ballot question that seeks to limit how far into pregnancy an abortion can be legally performed. While the measure would change the law only in Colorado, it would resonate throughout the Rocky Mountain states and Midwest amid an intensifying national fight, fueled by a […]

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Paid family, sick leave initiative makes Colorado ballot

An initiative asking Colorado voters if they want to create a $1.3 billion state-run paid family and medical leave insurance program has qualified for the November ballot. The secretary of state’s office said Tuesday that Colorado Families First, a liberal coalition, had submitted enough valid voter signatures to place the initiative on the ballot. More […]

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Two lawsuits filed against Colorado governor’s decision to allow signature collection through email, mail

Two groups — including one hoping to ask voters in November to ban abortions in Colorado after 22 weeks of gestation — have filed separate lawsuits challenging Gov. Jared Polis’ executive order allowing signatures to be gathered for ballot initiatives through email and mail. The lawsuits appear to be the first direct legal challenges to […]

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Colorado governor suspends laws to allow signature gathering for ballot initiatives by email and mail

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday signed an executive order that will allow signatures for ballot initiatives to be gathered by email and mail  to ensure Coloradans’ democratic rights don’t become another pandemic casualty. The executive order suspended several laws and will prompt the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office to develop rules to allow for signature […]

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Denver judge places second Democratic U.S. Senate candidate who failed to collect enough signatures on primary ballot

A Denver judge on Thursday placed a second Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate on the June primary ballot even though she didn’t collect enough signatures to qualify for the election. Denver District Court Judge Christopher Baumann, in a ruling from the bench, ordered that community organizer Lorena Garcia should be on the ballot because she […]

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Jared Polis recall backers say they don’t have enough signatures to force election to oust Colorado’s governor

Backers of the effort to recall Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced on Friday morning that they did not collect enough signatures to force a special election on whether to boot the Democrat before his first year in office ends. Friday was the end of a 60-day period during which supporters of the recall needed to […]

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Recall petition against Senate President Leroy Garcia approved, campaign can start collecting signatures

A recall petition targeting Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia was approved Monday by state elections officials, meaning opponents of the Pueblo Democrat can being collecting signatures in an attempt to oust him from office. Garcia is the latest — and most high profile — Democratic state lawmaker to be targeted by a recall campaign following […]