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Elecciones 2020 en Colorado: Respuestas a tus preguntas sobre cómo votar en Colorado

UPDATED 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20, 2020 Toda la conversación a nivel nacional sobre las elecciones de este año oscurecen una verdad importante: en Colorado, votar es más fácil y seguro que nunca. Para ayudarte con el proceso, The Colorado Sun entrevistó a docenas de secretarios de condados, funcionarios electorales estatales y expertos en cómo votar […]

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Ethics complaints. Big spending. A criminal allegation. This may be the nastiest campaign in Colorado.

Suzanne Staiert’s state Senate campaign slogan is “Practical. Not Political.” But the Republican competing for an open Centennial seat is finding herself in the midst of a political maelstrom and new questions are surfacing about her work as a lawyer.  Staiert is representing a dark money nonprofit whose affiliated super PAC spent $175,000 on advertising […]

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17-year-olds would no longer be able to vote in Colorado primaries if ballot question passes

In 2019, the Colorado legislature granted 17-year-olds the ability to vote in primaries as long as they turn 18 before the general election.  But a question on the November ballot seeking to specify that only U.S. citizens can vote in Colorado elections would take that ability — touted by Colorado Democrats as a way to […]

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As Donald Trump pushes disinformation, Colorado election officials reassure public on voting

More than 1.6 million Coloradans turned out for the June primary two months ago. Fewer than 11,000 voted in person at polling places, where coronavirus precautions were in place. Instead, voters across the state took the ballots they received in the mail and returned them primarily to drop-off boxes. The voting methods in Colorado are […]

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Paid family, sick leave initiative makes Colorado ballot

An initiative asking Colorado voters if they want to create a $1.3 billion state-run paid family and medical leave insurance program has qualified for the November ballot. The secretary of state’s office said Tuesday that Colorado Families First, a liberal coalition, had submitted enough valid voter signatures to place the initiative on the ballot. More […]

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Kanye West qualifies to be on Colorado’s 2020 presidential ballot

The controversial rapper Kanye West has qualified to be on Colorado’s 2020 presidential ballot, state elections officials announced Thursday. West, who listed his political party affiliation as unaffiliated, paid $1,000 and submitted the names of nine valid electors to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office on Wednesday ahead of a 3 p.m. deadline to ensure […]

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The attempted recall of Mesa County’s clerk comes up short. But the battle over her office isn’t over.

An attempt to gather enough signatures to force a recall vote for controversial Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters has fallen shy of the minimum 12,129 needed signers. But that doesn’t mean one of the county’s ugliest political skirmishes in modern times is over. Clerk Tina Peters will remain in the job without a voter challenge […]

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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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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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“Brutal” and “nasty” only begin to describe the GOP battles in Weld County ahead of the primary

First, came the allegations about vote-rigging in the March caucuses. Then, a website made bogus accusations that a conservative Republican candidate is actually a Democrat. Now, an email is the subject of a complaint to police and consumer protection authorities for using a false address. The result: The Colorado attorney general’s office is looking into […]