Comparing voters to their neighbors can dramatically boost turnout. A Colorado mailer, however, really missed the mark.
Studies have shown that when the tactic is put to use in the right way it can be extremely effective. When it’s not, political operatives say, the results can be disastrous.
664 voters in Aurora — home to a neck-and-neck mayoral race — didn’t get their replacement ballots until Election DayBy Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Tay Anderson, Brad Laurvick and Scott Baldermann all appeared poised to win
The next fiscal fight in Colorado starts now: A bid to repeal TABOR and one to raise taxes on top earners
The defeat of Proposition CC on the 2019 ballot is not deterring a movement by liberal groups for a graduated income tax system
Proposition DD too close to call: Future of Colorado sports betting, water project funding hangs in balance
By 10 p.m., with perhaps tens of thousands of ballots left to count, the margin between yes and no on Proposition DD was less than 0.1 of a percentage point. For a few minutes, the result was even tied 50% to 50%.
From Mike Coffman’s apparent political comeback to an anti-fracking sweep of the City Council in Broomfield and the rejection of big tax measures in the Denver area, these are the results you need to know from Tuesday night
TABOR stands strong in Colorado as Proposition CC fails and voters refuse to allow more state spending
The loss is a blow to Democrats who put the measure on the 2019 ballot and gave conservatives hope after a bruising 2018 election
Colorado may legalize sports betting with Prop. DD. But a different gambling expansion didn’t make it.
The Joint Budget Committee blocked a request from Gov. Jared Polis’ administration to add 200 Colorado lottery machines at Walmart stores
Dan Ritchie is making his greatest political investment ever and emerging as a leader in the effort to overhaul TABOR
This latest attempt comes amid a wave of youth activism on everything from climate change to immigration and amid national conversations about lowering the voting age for presidential and other elections
Coloradans for Prosperity is sending people voter “report cards.” Here’s who the group is and what they want.
The Democratic-leaning issue committee is supporting Proposition CC, which seeks to eliminate state spending caps under TABOR. Turnout among Democrats for the 2019 election has been low.