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 […]
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 […]
More than 2.7 million Coloradans have already voted. Here’s how all those ballots are processed.
Colorado can now add record early-voter turnout to the list of what’s made 2020 a historic year. As of 5:10 p.m. Monday, more than 2.7 million Coloradans had cast their ballots. That’s just over two-thirds of registered voters, and hundreds of thousands more than had cast their ballots at the same point during the 2016 […]
Jim Morrissey: The weight of the 2020 election
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Landlord who threatened to change rent based on election outcome engaged in voter intimidation, Colorado AG says
By Patty Nieberg, The Associated Press/Report for America The Colorado Attorney General’s Office has issued a cease-and-desist letter to the co-owner of a mobile home park who distributed a notice to tenants saying their rent could double if Democrat Joe Biden wins the presidential election. The office issued the letter on Friday to Bernie Pagel, […]
Denver will stream a live 24-hour video of ballot processing
By Patty Nieberg, Associated Press/Report for America Strengthening efforts to counter the Trump administration’s baseless narrative that mail balloting is rife with fraud, elections officials in Denver, Seattle and a growing number of cities are giving voters live video of their ballot processing in a symbolic effort to assure voter trust in the November election. […]
Republicans’ U.S. Supreme Court push may box in Cory Gardner
By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press Six years ago, Colorado Democrats failed to convince enough voters to reject Cory Gardner’s bid for the U.S. Senate. Their warnings that the Republican could, someday, be the confirming vote for a Supreme Court justice who could overturn Roe v. Wade proved ineffective. Now Gardner, 46, is poised to […]
Nicolais: To avoid election chaos, states must move up mail ballot processing
Last week I found myself in the unsettling position of agreeing with Sen. Bernie Sanders. His call for states to begin processing and counting mail ballots as they arrive could help save our country from an electoral Doomsday scenario. As a lifelong conservative, I usually I associate Sanders with the fabled crotchety old uncle who […]
Republicans are trailing Democrats across Colorado. They hope to gain ground with their ground game.
AURORA — One Saturday morning this month, a few dozen volunteers gathered in the mostly empty parking lot at Smoky Hill Library to knock on voters’ doors in support of two Republican legislative candidates. Suzanne Staeirt, who is running for a hotly contested state Senate seat, told the group before they headed out that they […]
USPS to destroy remaining flyers with incorrect mail-in voting information, consult with Colorado elections officials in future
The U.S. Postal Service has agreed to destroy any undelivered flyers containing incorrect information about mail-in ballots in Colorado and to consult with state elections officials before putting out any future guidance on voting as part of a settlement announced Friday. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat, sued the USPS last weekend after […]