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Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado Springs is emblematic of the gender gap opening among Hispanics who could be key in 2020

Overall, Latinos are far more likely to be Democrats than Republicans, but Hispanic men are more likely than Hispanic women to vote Republican

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

Coloradans keep rejecting statewide tax questions to fund transportation. Democrats are now eyeing a regional approach.

“If the same ideological opposition gathers to any new transportation revenue, we’re running out of ways to tell local communities they can’t act on their own,” said state Rep. Matt Gray, a Broomfield Democrat

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Comparing voters to their neighbors can dramatically boost turnout. A Colorado mailer, however, really missed the mark.

Studies have shown that when the tactic is put to use in the right way it can be extremely effective. When it’s not, political operatives say, the results can be disastrous.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Proposition DD too close to call: Future of Colorado sports betting, water project funding hangs in balance

By 10 p.m., with perhaps tens of thousands of ballots left to count, the margin between yes and no on Proposition DD was less than 0.1 of a percentage point. For a few minutes, the result was even tied 50% to 50%.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

On eve of Colorado school board elections, youth coalition renews push to lower voting age

This latest attempt comes amid a wave of youth activism on everything from climate change to immigration and amid national conversations about lowering the voting age for presidential and other elections

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

The public, election officials may be kept in the dark on hacks around the U.S. But not in Colorado.

At least two states — Colorado and Iowa — have implemented policies to compel local officials to notify the state about suspected breaches involving election systems.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s highly coveted unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly support Trump-impeachment inquiry, new poll shows

The question is key to how voters view the candidates in Colorado’s pivotal 2020 U.S. Senate race. The poll also showed former Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, easily besting Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in a hypothetical matchup.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

17,774 Aurora voters got a ballot instructing them to choose one at-large City Council candidate. They are supposed to be picking two.

The Aurora city clerk says the Adams County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is working with state elections officials to find a solution

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

Polling shows support for a tax hike to pay for a Front Range passenger train. But the devil is in the details.

The effort — showing 61% support for a sales tax increase to pay for the route — is starting off strong and supporters can make their case to state lawmakers. However, that share will likely decline when an exact tax increase is finalized.