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Dark money and big donors fuel the ballot battle over Proposition CC in Colorado

Big money is pouring into the Proposition CC campaign – and Colorado voters may never find out where much of it is coming from. That’s because dark-money nonprofits are contributing heavily to supporters and opponents of the 2019 ballot question to end TABOR revenue limits. That dark money — totaling nearly $3 million — is […]

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Colorado asks U.S. Supreme Court to overturn decision allowing presidential electors to vote for whomever they want

Colorado is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider a federal court ruling that allows Electoral College presidential electors to support whomever they want and not necessarily the candidate who wins the state’s popular vote.  The outcome of the case could change the way presidents are chosen in the U.S. by having a permanent effect […]

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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.

Adams County elections officials sent ballots to thousands of Aurora voters asking them to choose just one of six at-large candidates for City Council. But voters are actually supposed to be picking two.  Aurora City Clerk Stephen Ruge confirmed the error to The Colorado Sun on Wednesday morning and said he was working with Adams […]

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In its latest ruling, Colorado Supreme Court once again avoids question at heart of TABOR debate

More than 25 years since the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights won voters’ approval in Colorado, one question continues to vex policymakers and judges: What qualifies as as tax? The question sat at the center of a 5-year-old case before the Colorado Supreme Court challenging the fees the secretary of state’s office charges businesses. The 22-page […]

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Campaign to ask Colorado voters to ban abortions after 22 weeks can begin collecting signatures

An effort to ask Colorado voters next year to ban abortions after 22 weeks can begin to collect signatures needed to qualify for the 2020 ballot. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday approved the campaign’s petition format. The move gives supporters until March 4 to collect the 124,632 signatures necessary to put the […]

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Attempted recalls of Democratic state senators dead after proponents decide not to turn in signatures

For the second time in a week, efforts to boot elected Democrats from office in Colorado have fallen short.  The campaigns to recall Democratic state Sens. Pete Lee, of Colorado Springs, and Brittany Pettersen, of Lakewood, told the Colorado Secretary of State’s office on Tuesday that they will not be turning in the signatures they […]

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Colorado’s presidential electors don’t have to vote for candidate who wins the state, federal appeals court rules

Colorado’s presidential electors do not have to vote for the candidate who wins the state’s popular vote, the powerful 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled Tuesday evening, a decision that could have major ramifications for future elections. A three-judge panel on the federal appellate court ruled 2-1 against the Colorado Secretary of […]

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Jena Griswold says she won’t launch a primary bid to unseat Republican Cory Gardner

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold on Friday ended months of speculation about her immediate political future, announcing she won’t launch a primary bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in 2020. At least one poll showed the Democrat would have been among the leaders in the crowded primary field if she had entered. […]

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Colorado voters will be able to cast their presidential primary ballots on the same day as New Hampshire’s

Iowa and New Hampshire are synonymous with presidential primary politics, serving as a litmus test for candidates in every election cycle.   But they’ll need to make room for Colorado, too.  Colorado voters will be among the first able to cast presidential primary ballots in 2020. That’s because mail-in ballots will be sent to voters 22 […]

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Colorado confirms suspected Russian hacker “jiggled the lock” on state voter database — but couldn’t get in

A computer linked to Russian hackers tried to access Colorado’s voter registration database ahead of the 2016 election, but the effort proved unsuccessful, state officials confirmed for the first time Friday. The secretary of state’s office, which oversees elections, matched a suspicious Internet protocol address flagged by the Department of Homeland Security as a potential […]