Days before the election, even as the outcome of the U.S. Senate race in Colorado looked all-but-certain, Katie Farnan refused to believe it. The mother-turned-activist from Boulder worked for the better part of four years for this moment, all in the hopes of defeating Republican incumbent Cory Gardner. She carried a cutout known as Cardboard […]
Colorado’s surging early-vote turnout is a strong sign for Democrats
More than half of all registered voters in Colorado had already voted by 3 p.m. Thursday, and some say by the time all the ballots are counted, the remarkably high turnout from 2016 will likely be eclipsed. This year’s early-vote numbers show higher turnout than in 2016 among both political parties. Unaffiliated voters have cast […]
Why are so many people riled up by Jena Griswold?
Secretary of State Jena Griswold has threatened to refer President Donald Trump for prosecution for encouraging voter fraud. She’s called him “lying, litigating Donny” on Twitter and more than once has tried to bait him into explaining why voting by mail is good enough for him but not everyone else. “I’ll wait,” Griswold tweeted. Trump […]
Republicans are trailing Democrats across Colorado. They hope to gain ground with their ground game.
AURORA — One Saturday morning this month, a few dozen volunteers gathered in the mostly empty parking lot at Smoky Hill Library to knock on voters’ doors in support of two Republican legislative candidates. Suzanne Staeirt, who is running for a hotly contested state Senate seat, told the group before they headed out that they […]
Now that Colorado lawmakers have put Gallagher repeal on the ballot, will they actually be able to pass it?
When the General Assembly two years ago agreed to study the state’s dysfunctional property tax code, reform advocates were optimistic that years of warnings would finally lead to action. A bipartisan panel came up with a variety of options to repeal and replace the Gallagher Amendment, the constitutional measure that for decades has squeezed essential […]
Sen. Pettersen makes history as one of first state lawmakers to give birth during Colorado legislative session
State Sen. Brittany Pettersen made history late Sunday when she gave birth to her son, becoming one of the first state lawmakers in Colorado history to give birth during the course of a legislative session. Davis James Silverii was born weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measuring 20.75 inches. “He’s doing amazingly well and so […]