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Opinion: Casers and streeters and the case of the undelivered mail ballots in Colorado

Eight-hundred-and-twenty-eight ballots were not delivered to Aurora and Denver voters until late afternoon on Tuesday, Nov. 5, just hours before the polls closed on Election Day. How and why did that happen?  Often, there are multiple factors leading to errors, mistakes, accidents and other failures. That may well be the case in this situation with […]

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Comparing voters to their neighbors can dramatically boost turnout. A Colorado mailer, however, really missed the mark.

Using mailers as a form of social pressure to urge people to vote is among the most effective ways of driving election turnout, studies show. The tactic, in fact, can be even more potent than door-to-door canvassing.  That’s especially true when voters are told how their voting record compares to their neighbors’. Such messaging can […]

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Opinion: Colorado said “no” to extreme spending by rejecting Proposition CC

On Election Day, Proposition CC went down in flames across Colorado with a double-digit loss. The only counties with a voting majority in favor of the measure were Denver, Boulder, Broomfield, Routt, Summit, Eagle, Pitkin, Gunnison, Ouray, San Juan, San Miguel and La Plata – all liberal strongholds and a mere 12 out of 64 […]

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Opinion: Here’s why the leaders of higher education in Colorado support Prop CC

Colorado voters quite rightly ask how additional funding would be spent if they pass Proposition CC on the November ballot. At a big-picture level, a third of the revenue from CC would go to transportation, a third to K-12 education and a third to higher education. We can only speak in detail to the latter, but we […]

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The public, election officials may be kept in the dark on hacks around the U.S. But not in Colorado.

By Colleen Long and Christina A. Cassidy, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — If the FBI discovers that foreign hackers have infiltrated the networks of your county election office, you may not find out about it until after voting is over. And your governor and other state officials may be kept in the dark, too. There’s […]

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Carman: Colorado can’t afford not to pass Prop CC. Do something.

Those ballots are arriving. Candidate debates are droning on. The problems of overcrowded classrooms and indigent teachers, traffic jams and exorbitant college debt continue. It’s our chance to take a stand, demand action and vote for change. Sure, you want better schools, easier commutes, cheaper health care, clean energy, no college debt.  Me, too.  And […]