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Colorado Republican primary losers Ron Hanks and Tina Peters ask again for a recount

Two Republicans who baselessly suggested their losses in last month’s GOP primaries in Colorado may be due to fraud filed their second round of requests for recounts on Tuesday. Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters and State Rep. Ron Hanks both echoed former President Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election during their own races for […]

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A major Colorado legislative primary remains undecided, but incumbents fended off challengers from Colorado Springs to Loveland

One of the most closely watched Colorado statehouse primaries this year remained too close to call Wednesday with the two Democratic candidates vying to represent central Denver’s House District 6 separated by fewer than 500 votes. Elisabeth Epps, a criminal justice activist, was leading Katie March, a former legislative aide, on Wednesday evening in a […]

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Judge orders new vote after Colorado lawmaker loses Republican primary bid to candidate with felony conviction

A judge has ordered the El Paso County GOP to redo an assembly election in which a sitting state representative was blocked from the June 28 primary ballot by an upstart candidate who was convicted of a felony last year. Denver District Court Judge Marie Avery Moses found Tuesday that one of the 41 delegates […]

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Nicolais: Colorado’s GOP county assemblies proved the party belongs to the fringe

A few weeks ago I wrote that Republicans attempting to bar unaffiliated voters from participating in their primary elections were not the fringe of the party, but represent a substantial portion — possibly an outright majority — of the current Colorado GOP. As if on cue, county assemblies across the state worked hard to prove […]

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Colorado state representative fails to make GOP primary ballot after losing to candidate with recent felony conviction

A sitting Colorado state representative narrowly missed making this year’s Republican primary ballot, losing at the GOP assembly on Saturday to an intra party challenger who was convicted in August of felony trespassing and who currently faces misdemeanor charges including allegedly violating a protection order.  The challenger, Republican Karl Dent, in February filed paperwork to […]