Election 2020

Nicolais: The tyranny of the national majority

Proposal to bind Electoral College members to the national popular vote risks dangers our country’s founders found intolerable

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U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, who declared GOP “is dead,” makes bid to lead state party

The contest for Colorado Republican Party chairman is expected to pit establishment Republicans against loyalists to President Donald Trump.

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Leroy Garcia’s opening remarks are notable for what he didn’t mention. Here’s the Colorado Senate president’s speech, annotated.

Context for Leroy Garcia's opening day speech at the Colorado legislature, with annotations from The Colorado Sun highlighting what’s important and explaining what it all means

Nicolais: Gardner must hope the new year brings a new Colorado GOP

If Republicans don’t make substantial changes, both Gardner and the party could be swallowed by the rising Democratic “blue ocean”

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Gov. Hickenlooper pardons one murderer who committed crime as juvenile, cuts short the sentence of six other killers

Over the past two weeks outgoing Gov. John Hickenlooper has exercised more clemency authority than he has since 2013

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Cory Gardner’s science award led some to cry foul over climate change. Here’s why that’s notable for 2020.

Colorado's Republican senator says he believes climate change is real and caused by humans, but environmental groups say his voting record suggests otherwise

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Hickenlooper hires pollster, fundraiser for possible 2020 presidential bid as he moves closer to decision time

Gov. John Hickenlooper isn't expected to make a formal decision on running for president until his term ends on Jan. 8.