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Campaign to ask Coloradans whether to ban abortions after 22 weeks claims it has enough signatures

A campaign to ban abortion in Colorado after 22 weeks of pregnancy said Thursday that it has collected enough signatures to make the November ballot.  The Due Date Too Late group says it reached its goal of collecting 30,000 additional signatures during its last window of opportunity. The campaign had submitted petitions in early March, […]

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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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The clock is ticking for citizen ballot measures, but the campaigns are paused due to the coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic is making it harder for candidates and initiatives to qualify for the ballot in Colorado, and leading to concerns about disenfranchisement. The governor’s stay-at-home and social distancing orders are preventing advocates for eight ballot campaigns from collecting the 124,632 valid voter signatures each need to make the November election. Likewise, the efforts […]

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Supporters of a 22-week abortion ban in Colorado turn in signatures, but may struggle to make 2020 ballot

The campaign to ban abortions in Colorado after 22 weeks of pregnancy gathered 43,000 signatures in six days in a last-minute rush to meet a deadline to get on the November ballot, many collected at Ash Wednesday services at churches across the state. The “Due Date Too Late” campaign submitted several boxes of petitions to […]