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Election 2021

Election 2021
Election 2021

The Tina Peters saga explained: Everything that’s happened with Mesa County’s clerk

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters was elected in 2018. Here’s an explanation of everything that’s happened since.

Politics and Government

More than $1.6 million was spent in this year’s Denver school board election

The election was a sweep by candidates backed by the Denver teachers union and critical of Denver Public Schools’ past reforms

Education

Colorado school board contests fueled by COVID turmoil yield mixed results

Conservative slates win in Douglas, El Paso & Mesa counties, but pro-mask candidates prevail in Aurora, Cherry Creek, Denver and Jefferson County

Education

6 big takeaways from the 2021 election results in Colorado and beyond

There was good news for Republicans and Democrats -- and warning signs for both parties headed into the 2022 election season

Politics and Government

Mesa County needed to restore trust after an election system breach. Here comes Wayne Williams, in his boots.

Colorado’s former Secretary of State slept in a college dorm room, entertained poll workers with songs and sought to reassure voters about a fair election

Politics and Government

School board candidates backed by teachers union leading in Denver, Aurora and Jeffco

Metro Denver school board candidates wrestle with charter schools, COVID protocols and staff retention.

Education

Douglas County’s conservative challengers likely to win school board race

Three of their four opponents conceding defeat in interviews with Colorado Community Media

Education

Amendment 78: Colorado voters reject giving lawmakers more oversight on spending

With more than 1 million ballots counted as of 9 p.m., Amendment 78 was failing with 44% voting in favor of the measure and 56% against it

Politics and Government

Colorado voters reject Proposition 120, which sought to cut some Colorado property taxes

The ballot measure being pushed by conservatives would have reduced the property tax assessment rates for multifamily residential properties

Politics and Government

Proposition 119, which would have raised Colorado marijuana taxes to pay for out-of-school learning, fails

Backers of the ballot measure, which split high-profile Democrats, admitted defeat Tuesday night

Politics and Government

Judge cuts key part of Denver’s camping ballot measure days before election

The judge ruled that the 72-hour time limit was unlawful and should be removed

Politics and Government

Turnout remains low as Election Day arrives in Colorado. Here’s what you need to know to vote.

Your ballot must be in the possession of your county’s clerk by 7 p.m. on Election Day to be counted

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Conservatives have dropped millions on Proposition 120 and Amendment 78. No one is spending to oppose them.

Some liberal groups are trying to rally their supporters against the ballot initiatives, but there haven’t been any committees formed with the specific purpose of raising and spending money to stop the measures from passing

Politics and Government

What’s at stake in the Denver school board election two years after a historic shift

The teachers union is spending big in next week’s election in the hopes of hanging on to a political majority

Education

Union-backed candidates in Jeffco are outspending school board competitors

Jeffco Public Schools is the second largest school district in Colorado, serving about 80,000 students. Three of its five school board seats are up for grabs in the Nov. 2 election.

Education

Colorado Supreme Court declines to hear Tina Peters’ appeal of ruling barring her from having role in 2021 election

Peters’ appeal argued that Mesa County District Court Judge Valerie J. Robison lacked the authority to remove her as the county’s designated election official

Politics and Government

Colorado governor supports property tax cut measure on November ballot opposed by other Democrats

Gov. Jared Pols didn’t elaborate on his position, which is raising eyebrows among Democrats

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Judge bars Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters from having role in upcoming election

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold sued to block Peters from being involved in the November election amid criminal investigations into Peters’ office

Politics and Government

Local school boards — from Colorado to Ohio — emerge as hot races in November election

Parental protests over COVID-19-related mask mandates, gender-neutral bathrooms, and teachings about racial history, sexuality and social-emotional learning are being leveraged into full-fledged board takeover campaigns

Politics and Government

Colorado election 2021 guide: What you need to know about the ballot initiatives and how to cast your vote

Election Day is Nov. 2 and voters will be making decisions on a slate of ballot measures, as well as local school board races

Politics and Government
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