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Nicolais: The death of the voting rights bill could doom democracy

Limiting access to the ballot threatens each of us, even in states like Colorado where our election officials have created safe, accessible processes

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“Harassment, vitriol and violent threats”: Colorado’s top elections official is asking for security

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold has requested about $200,000 annually from the legislature for guards and threat monitoring

Politics and Government

Zornio: Broomfield passed ranked choice voting, what does that mean for Colorado at large?

With the state legislature having paved the way, ranked choice voting could go statewide soon enough

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Littwin: It was a very bad week for Jared Polis. Should that mean anything for Dems in 2022?

In Virginia, the state whose turn from red to blue is most like Colorado’s, a Republican won the governor’s race for the first time since 2009. A year from now Colorado will get its test.

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Nicolais: Election lessons learned? Don’t count on it

Odd-year elections provide very little insight into what will drive Colorado’s electorate in 2022 or 2024

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Carman: Hostility is all around us, but we don’t have to be addicted to outrage

Amid ongoing anger over COVID-19 and the presidential election, public officials have been threatened, flight attendants have been assaulted and hatred is spreading

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Opinion: All Coloradans deserve access to trustworthy sources of local news

A growing movement aims to build a more inclusive public square where Coloradans’ information needs are better met, especially in under-represented communities

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Republican Pam Anderson, a former county clerk, launches bid to unseat Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold

Anderson, who accused the Democratic incumbent for being hyperpartisan, said she wants to be a secretary of state who both Democrats and Republicans can trust

Politics and Government

Opinion: Lyons has cut incentives for rooftop solar, but wants to build a solar farm near a park

Is it possible for a town to have “too much” power from the sun? Voters will decide

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Zornio: Colorado’s 2021 elections are too important to skip. Here are my picks

Evaluating Amendment 78, Propositions 119 and 120 and select local initiatives

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Nicolais: Money drove many Republican operatives toward Trumpism

With their careers and livelihoods in the balance, it is easy to understand why so many went along with the sea change in the Republican Party

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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

Opinion: Colorado’s voter-registration system is a model of accessibility for the country

The proof is in the turnout rate, which few states can match

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Amendment 78: Colorado voters will decide if lawmakers should have more oversight of state spending

Supporters say the measure will increase transparency while opponents call it a partisan ploy to disrupt government

Politics and Government

Nicolais: Death threats to election officials threaten democracy itself

A recent investigative report details hundreds of violent threats made to election officials in the wake of the 2020 election

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Experts warn of dangers from breaches of voter system software like the one in Mesa County

In Colorado, federal, state and local authorities are investigating whether Mesa County elections staff might have provided unauthorized individuals access to their systems

Politics and Government

Mesa County commissioners to embattled clerk in hiding: “Come home”

Politics and Government

Remapping 2021 | Redistricting commissions prepare to draw another set of congressional, legislative maps

Plus: The 1st Congressional District has pretty much always been about Denver, and the state Republican and Democratic parties both say they’re not paying anyone to influence the redistricting process

Politics and Government

Nicolais: A little advice for redistricting commissions weighing competitiveness

Ten years ago the commission I served on made a simplistic mistake – one that current commissioners should learn from

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Nicolais: Mesa County clerk Tina Peters should be recalled for potentially criminal behavior

As the Mesa County district attorney reviews how passwords for election equipment were leaked from Tina Peters’ office, residents should remove the threat she poses to democracy

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