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Colorado doesn’t appear to be a presidential swing state in 2020. That could spell big trouble for Cory Gardner.

Republicans say Donald Trump needs to keep the race fairly close in Colorado in order to give Gardner a chance at reelection. But with the president’s polling slipping across the country they are worried the state won’t get enough attention.

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Colorado Supreme Court rejects governor’s attempt to allow signature gathering for ballot initiatives by email, mail

The decision marks the first court-ordered reversal of an action taken by Gov. Jared Polis in response to the coronavirus crisis

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

One of the groups suing is Due Date Too Late, which wants to ask voters in November to ban abortions in Colorado after 22 weeks. The other is Colorado Concern, whose members are business leaders in the state.

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Cory Gardner works to improve his image with first TV ad as Democratic rivals draw sharp differences in forum

The Republican senator’s first campaign ad of the 2020 cycle begins airing on television Friday. Democratic primary rivals John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff faced off Thursday night at a streamed forum.

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Supreme Court worries about collateral damage — Frodo Baggins for president? — in Colorado’s Electoral College case

At issue: Should presidential electors in Colorado and throughout the country be bound to follow the will of their state’s voters when casting their Electoral College ballots?

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Proposal to let 16-year-olds vote in Colorado school board elections advances

The bill calls for the change to go into effect by July 2021

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The 6 numbers that tell the story of Colorado’s Democratic presidential primary

It was a big night for Bernie Sanders in the state, but Joe Biden also exceeded expectations. Elizabeth Warren came up short and didn’t win a single Colorado county.

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Bernie Sanders wins Colorado’s Democratic presidential primary, but late ballot surge may tighten race

The Associated Press called the race for Sanders a moment after voting ended at 7 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden is beating expectations in Colorado.

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How 5 Coloradans, undecided on the Democratic presidential primary, are weighing their candidate options

The Colorado Sun spoke with a group of voters after they watched Tuesday night’s debate. Hundreds of thousands of Democrats and unaffiliateds are waiting until the last minute to cast their ballots.

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Nearly 600 uncounted 2019 ballots have been found in a western Colorado county

The missing ballots would not have changed the results of any of the 2019 elections, Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters said

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Hickenlooper has likely secured his spot on the U.S. Senate primary ballot. But will the Democratic base embrace him?

John Hickenlooper, in addition to petitioning onto the ballot, is also going through Colorado’s caucus process. That could reveal how the Democratic Party is feeling about his candidacy.

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Colorado’s 2020 presidential primary ballots are hitting the mail. Here’s what you need to know.

The March 3 contest will be Colorado’s first presidential primary election in 20 years

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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

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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

Transportation

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.

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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%.

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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

Education

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.

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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.

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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

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