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Colorado Democrats, election officials are trying to prevent insider threats to election security

People who tamper with voting equipment or publish confidential voting system information in Colorado could face felony charges punishable by up to three years in prison under a measure introduced Friday by Colorado Democrats and backed by state and local election officials.  Senate Bill 153 would also bar those convicted of certain offenses, including attempting […]

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Jena Griswold: Colorado’s election model proves ballot access and security are compatible

As Colorado’s chief election official, I follow election issues closely, and what I have observed lately is of grave concern. Reports from many states show a clear pattern: Voting rights are under attack. Republican-led state legislatures, stung by the election loss of President Donald Trump, are seeking to tighten restrictions on voting. In Arizona, legislators […]

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Colorado is expected to certify its election results soon — and without controversy

Colorado’s election results will be official within a week at the most and without the controversies surrounding lawsuits and certification seen in other states. All but one of the state’s 63 counties certified their election results last week. Gunnison County experienced a delay after elections officials contracted COVID-19 and expects to certify results this week. […]

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Fact check: Removal of Dominion Voting Systems document from Colorado website was temporary

By Ali Swenson, The Associated Press CLAIM: “The Colorado Secretary of State is DELETING DOMINION DOCUMENTS from the official Colorado Secretary of State website.” AP’S ASSESSMENT: Missing context. A 2015 request-for-proposal document from the election technology firm Dominion Voting Systems was temporarily removed from the Colorado secretary of state’s website on Friday. However, it was […]

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How Colorado will run an election amid the coronavirus and what it means for the June primary

The start of early in-person voting this week in Colorado marks a key test for officials across the state on how to conduct an election in the middle of a pandemic. The June 30 statewide primary will serve as a trial run for the all-important November election and offer clues about whether the emergency public […]

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Colorado election officials take aggressive new approach to policing campaign violations

A new enforcement division at the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office is reviewing campaign finance filings and taking action against possible violations. It’s a sharp change from a system in prior administrations that required the public to file complaints about suspected violations of state law.  The more aggressive approach is drawing criticism from some observers […]

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Colorado is a key state in the debate about the best way to pick candidates in elections

All eyes are on the 2020 election, but some in Colorado are looking at future elections and debating how voters select candidates. None of the changes will take effect this year, but the question about how elections are conducted will land on the November ballot. Colorado will consider the national popular vote, and perhaps other […]