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Mesa County needed to restore trust after an election system breach. Here comes Wayne Williams, in his boots.

GRAND JUNCTION — A kitschy red, white and blue wooden plaque reading “Of the people, By the people, For the people” hangs over a bank of Dominion Voting screens and scanners in a room tucked inside the warren of elections divisions offices at the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s building. Two cameras point at former […]

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Tempers flare at Mesa County protest as judge prepares to decide Tina Peters’ role in upcoming election

GRAND JUNCTION — A scrum of pushing and shoving demonstrators led to an injury Monday morning as embattled Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters and Sherronna Bishop, one of her top supporters, took to the steps of the Mesa County courthouse to criticize those who are refusing to back their claims of election fraud. In a […]

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Nicolais: Death threats to election officials threaten democracy itself

Earlier this month two reporters from Reuters documented the death threats and violent taunts aimed at election officials across the country — and the utter indifference often displayed by law enforcement.  Make no mistake: this is the greatest threat our democratic system of government has faced since its founding. Yes, we have fought two world […]

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Campaign to ask Coloradans whether to ban abortions after 22 weeks claims it has enough signatures

A campaign to ban abortion in Colorado after 22 weeks of pregnancy said Thursday that it has collected enough signatures to make the November ballot.  The Due Date Too Late group says it reached its goal of collecting 30,000 additional signatures during its last window of opportunity. The campaign had submitted petitions in early March, […]

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Spending 5 times higher on state Senate races this year than in 2016

Candidates and committees still are scooping up political TV ad time with only eight days until the election comes to a close, adding nearly $2.5 million in spending last week. That brings total election-year spending to $66.9 million, $52.1 million of that on the general election alone. Many of the ads airing focus on the […]

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Colorado has been called the safest place to vote under Republican Wayne Williams’ watch. But Democrat Jena Griswold says things could be better.

Colorado’s Republican Secretary of State Wayne Williams, a lawyer and El Paso County’s former elected clerk and recorder, is being challenged by Democratic attorney Jena Griswold, a first-time candidate in this year’s elections. They’re chasing a job that includes managing the state’s voter registration, elections and campaign finance reporting, and minding vast amounts of data […]