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Health care, the environment, coronavirus: How the pandemic has become a top election-year issue in Colorado

AURORA — When Suzanne Staiert knocks on doors and asks voters about their top-of-mind issues as part of her statehouse campaign, the response these days usually has something to do with the state of the economy or the reopening of schools.  What all the concerns have in common: coronavirus. “Some of them want to know […]

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Federal court orders Postal Service to stop sending Coloradans flyer containing incorrect mail-in voting information

A federal judge on Saturday night ordered the U.S. Postal Service to stop delivering a flyer that contains incorrect information about mail-in voting in Colorado. The order came after Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat, earlier in the day filed a lawsuit to stop the flyers from being delivered. Griswold says the postcard […]

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Colorado voters may face as many as 11 major questions on November ballot as initiative deadline arrives

Colorado voters appear poised to decide as many as nine major issues on the November ballot — but far fewer than initially expected after the coronavirus made it difficult to qualify. So far, seven measures are set for the ballot. And the organizers behind four more initiatives said they submitted more than the 124,632 valid […]

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Cory Gardner firmly rejects Trump’s suggestion that election should be delayed

Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, an ally of Donald Trump, on Thursday rejected the president’s statement floating the idea of delaying the Nov. 3 presidential election. “Our country has voted in turbulent times before, including a Civil War, two World Wars, and a global pandemic,” Gardner said in a written statement provided to The Colorado […]

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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 in Colorado are becoming increasingly nervous about U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s reelection odds as President Donald Trump’s poll numbers crater in the state and across the nation.  That’s because Gardner’s reelection strategy hinges on his ability to win support from voters unwilling to back the president but who are enamored enough with the Republican […]

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

The Colorado Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously rejected Gov. Jared Polis’ effort to allow signatures for ballot initiatives to be gathered by email and mail, saying that the Democrat does not have the power to suspend a requirement in the state’s constitution even in a disaster emergency like the coronavirus crisis. “The Colorado constitution requires […]

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

Cory Gardner’s first television commercial of his 2020 reelection campaign begins airing Friday, a crucial milestone for the Republican as he works to rehabilitate his image among Colorado voters.  Gardner is working to sell his accomplishments over six years in the Senate to turn the sour perspective on his job performance by highlighting his work […]

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

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday expressed anxiety about the potential impacts on presidential elections — including bribery and political chaos — of not reversing a federal court ruling in a case out of Colorado centering around the Electoral College.  Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser warned the court that not reversing the ruling made last […]