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Hickenlooper makes case for electability as repeated controversies continue to overshadow his campaign

In the final moments of the final televised debate ahead of the June 30 primary, U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper returned to a familiar refrain in making his most forceful argument yet about why he is better than his Democratic rival Andrew Romanoff. “Inside the state of Colorado, I haven’t lost yet. And Andrew hasn’t […]

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Where Hickenlooper and Romanoff split on major policies in Democratic U.S. Senate primary

The Democratic U.S. Senate primary is offering Colorado voters clear choices in terms of what policy direction they want to see in Washington. Former Gov. John Hickenlooper is taking a more centrist approach and calling for an evolution when it comes to health care and the environment, while former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff wants […]

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Nicolais: Why the Supreme Court should reject Colorado’s Electoral College argument

There may be no more powerful indicator of a desire to return to normalcy than the incessant bickering of political factions over electoral structures and processes. Over the past week, Colorado took a prominent place in one of those skirmishes. On Wednesday, the Colorado Attorney General spent an hour arguing that presidential electors must be […]

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Supreme Court worries about collateral damage — Frodo Baggins for president? — in Colorado’s Electoral College case

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday expressed anxiety about the potential impacts on presidential elections — including bribery and political chaos — of not reversing a federal court ruling in a case out of Colorado centering around the Electoral College.  Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser warned the court that not reversing the ruling made last […]

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U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Colorado’s presidential electors case. Here’s why the state thinks it will win.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear Colorado’s appeal of a federal court ruling  that allows presidential electors to ignore the will of the people and back whichever candidate they want. Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold last October petitioned the court to hear the case, hoping […]

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Colorado asks U.S. Supreme Court to overturn decision allowing presidential electors to vote for whomever they want

Colorado is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider a federal court ruling that allows Electoral College presidential electors to support whomever they want and not necessarily the candidate who wins the state’s popular vote.  The outcome of the case could change the way presidents are chosen in the U.S. by having a permanent effect […]

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Carman: To understand the legacy of slavery, look no further than the fragile white folks who can’t handle the truth

It’s been weeks since the New York Times Magazine published its intense, sprawling 1619 Project and the shock waves continue.  Listen carefully and you’ll notice that white people overwhelmingly express two very different reactions when the topic arises over the pinot grigio and dry martinis. It’s either, “Why haven’t I ever heard this stuff?” or […]

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Colorado’s presidential electors don’t have to vote for candidate who wins the state, federal appeals court rules

Colorado’s presidential electors do not have to vote for the candidate who wins the state’s popular vote, the powerful 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled Tuesday evening, a decision that could have major ramifications for future elections. A three-judge panel on the federal appellate court ruled 2-1 against the Colorado Secretary of […]

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A question to repeal national popular vote compact in Colorado is poised for 2020 ballot

The advocates behind an effort to repeal the national popular vote compact signed by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis say they’ve verified enough signatures to get their challenge on the 2020 ballot. The deadline to submit petitions is Aug. 1, and Coloradans Vote, the issue committee challenging the new law, reports it has authenticated more than […]

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Without a single Republican in support, national popular vote effort moves to Colorado governor’s desk

After weeks of intense pushback from the GOP — and without a single Republican state lawmaker in support — a bill joining Colorado to a national compact attempting to bypass the Electoral College system is heading to Gov. Jared Polis’ desk. Polis has voiced support for the measure and, despite the lack of bipartisan support, […]