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Colorado Secretary of State’s Office
Colorado Secretary of State’s Office

What’s Working: Colorado sees rise in business closures while new business creations go flat 

Plus: Denver’s new minimum wage makes it one of the highest in the nation, Colorado gets ranked and more.

Economy

What’s Working: Unpacking Colorado’s “muddled” economy 

New business filings remain at higher than usual levels but dissolutions rising too. Plus: Business bills, top cities to start a business and more!

Economy

Paroled people can vote in Colorado. Why did forms say they couldn’t?

More than two years after a reform bill, outdated government messaging still causes confusion

Crime and Courts

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

Senate Bill 153 was inspired by the events surrounding Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, a Republican who has cast baseless doubt on the 2020 presidential election results

Politics and Government

Nicolais: Tina Peters kicked off her campaign to kill democracy

Despite a multitude of legal challenges, the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder could become Secretary of State — and destabilize Colorado’s democracy

Opinion Columns

What’s Working: A third-quarter check on Colorado’s economy and more on worker deaths and COVID

Inflation is on the rise, but not new business startups. Also: $600 million to pare down state’s $1 billion unemployment loan, Denver tops for wage growth and more!

Economy

Mesa County deputy clerk charged with felony after allegedly entering office while suspended

Belinda Knisley allegedly tried to use County Clerk Tina Peters’ credentials to print documents while barred from the office, which is already mired in another controversy

Politics and Government

Just four Colorado cities use ranked-choice voting. Democratic lawmakers want to make it easier for others to adopt.

New legislation would require the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office to develop and adapt software for the alternative voting method, which would cut costs for cities that want to opt-in

Politics and Government

Mesa County clerk posts voter-fraud claims but cites no evidence

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters tweeted in response to a Republican U.S. senator who denounced his colleagues for their plan to challenge the Electoral College certification Wednesday.

Politics and Government

What’s Working: Small business funding available, back to business in 2021, Colorado unemployment updates and more

Plus: New unemployment system launches Jan. 10, new rules for employers, and how to start your own business

Business

Colorado reports nearly 29,000 rejected ballots in the 2020 election, with younger voters the bulk of total

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold certified the 2020 election and said the state would look at ways to lower rejection rate

Politics and Government

Top spenders on Colorado ballot measures all claimed victory in 2020 election, new reports show

Two nonprofits that don't disclose donors emerged as the top individual contributors at the state level this year, highlighting a loophole in state transparency law

Politics and Government

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

A recount in a district attorney race is the outstanding step before the book closes on the 2020 election and the Electoral College meets Dec. 14

Politics and Government

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

Dominion Voting Systems, which is based in Denver, has faced a slew of false fraud claims in recent weeks, many of which the AP has debunked.

Politics and Government

To verify the 2020 vote count, Colorado takes one final step: an audit. Here’s how it works.

The risk-limiting audits performed by Colorado make it a leader in election integrity nationwide, experts say

Politics and Government

Colorado vote tracker: Here’s a look at turnout in the 2020 election

A statewide analysis and breakdown of the top 11 counties shows Democrats hold the vote edge in Colorado

Election 2020

In 2016, more than 24,000 ballots in Colorado didn’t count. Here are 6 graphics that explain why.

Rejected ballots disproportionately hit young voters and those not affiliated with a major political party, a Colorado Sun analysis shows

Politics and Government

Colorado opens statewide in-person voting with rules designed to prevent coronavirus outbreaks

Counties across the state have set up voting procedures to address health guidelines and voter fears about COVID-19, using money from the federal CARES Act to buy everything from gloves to disposable pens.

Election 2020

Why are so many people riled up by Jena Griswold?

The young secretary of state who has taken on President Trump is criticized for self-promotion and politicizing the office. But her fans call it sexism.

Politics and Government

Did you make a mistake on your Colorado ballot? Or put it in the wrong drop box? Here’s what you can do.

Yes, sometimes mistakes happen with ballots. But Colorado election officials say there are ways to ensure that your vote gets counted

Election 2020
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