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Unaffiliated voters this year cast more ballots in Colorado Republican primaries than ever before

Unaffiliated voters in Colorado, who make up 45% of the state’s electorate, have been able to cast ballots in partisan primaries for three election cycles.  But they have never voted in a Republican primary as they did in 2022. More than 231,000 unaffiliated voters cast Republican primary ballots this year, about 100,000 more than chose […]

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Still haven’t cast your ballot in Colorado’s primaries? We’re here to help.

If you’re one of the millions of Colorado voters who haven’t yet cast their ballots in this year’s primary election, then you’ve come to the right place.  You have until 7 p.m. on June 28 to vote, whether that’s by turning in the ballot that was mailed to you or voting in person. (It’s too […]

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Federal appeals court in Colorado upholds dismissal of case alleging the 2020 presidential election was rigged

A Denver-based federal appeals court has agreed with a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit that claimed the 2020 presidential election was stolen from President Donald Trump and had been rigged by Dominion Voting Systems, Facebook (now Meta) and others. Last Friday’s opinion from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, first reported by Colorado Politics, found that […]

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Colorado’s Tina Peters and other GOP election-deniers elevate races for secretary of state

By Christina A. Cassidy, The Associated Press ATLANTA — Add one more group of contests to the white-hot races for Congress and governor that will dominate this year’s midterm elections: secretaries of state. Former President Donald Trump’s attempts to reverse the results of the 2020 election and his subsequent endorsements of candidates for state election […]

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Conservative moms fed up with the past two years started organizing. Now they’re winning — and they don’t plan to stop. 

Loveland grandmother Mickie Nuffer grew more concerned by the day as she watched people on television shouting about “defunding the police” and later, in her own county, when businesses required proof of vaccination to enter.  In Highlands Ranch, mom and former teacher’s aide Donna Jo Tompkins was growing increasingly frustrated with mask mandates, last-minute school […]

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Republicans file federal lawsuit to block unaffiliated voters from participating in Colorado’s primary election

A group of Colorado Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against Secretary of State Jena Griswold seeking to prevent unaffiliated voters from participating in the June 28 primary election. The lead attorney on the lawsuit is John Eastman, the conservative, controversial former visiting scholar at the University of Colorado who, while employed by CU, also […]

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Colorado’s county clerks recommend election-system changes to quash conspiracy theories

Colorado’s county clerks are pushing for a host of changes to the state’s election system in an effort to quash conspiracy theories stemming from the 2020 election, including improvements to ballot-signature verification and making images of ballots available to the public. The Colorado County Clerks Association pitched the recommendations Tuesday to the Bipartisan Election Advisory […]

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Colorado limits who can access voting equipment as citizens, conservative group press for 2020 election audits

An emergency rule prohibiting outside groups from getting access to Colorado voting equipment would hinder a national nonprofit that wants to do “forensic” examinations of counties’ election apparatus.  Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold last week implemented the measure amid concerns about efforts to get county clerks to review 2020 election results. There has been […]

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Fact-check: Colorado makes voting far easier than in Georgia. Here’s how.

Misinformation curveballs about Colorado’s election laws are flying around social media after Major League Baseball decided to move its All-Star Game to Denver from Georgia. The league made the decision after Georgia’s legislature overhauled its election laws in ways that many critics argue will make voting more difficult, especially for people of color and for […]

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Colorado, two other states pass amendments clarifying that “only citizens” can vote

By Patty Nieberg, The Associated Press/Report for America Voters in Colorado, Florida and Alabama passed ballot measures Tuesday that codify what is already law: That only U.S. citizens 18 and older can vote. The passage of the largely-symbolic measures has triggered questions about why the pro-Trump group behind them spent time and money on the […]