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Republican Pam Anderson, a former county clerk, launches bid to unseat Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold

Republican Pam Anderson, who served two terms as the top elections official in Jefferson County and led an organization representing county clerks across the state, is running to unseat Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat. Anderson, who announced her candidacy Saturday morning during an appearance on a conservative talk radio show, said she […]

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Census Bureau: 70% of voters cast early or mail-in ballots during the 2020 election

By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press More than two-thirds of all U.S. citizens of the voting age population participated in the 2020 presidential election, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report, and 69% of those cast ballots by mail or early in-person voting — methods that Republicans in some states are curtailing. That’s an […]

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Colorado reports nearly 29,000 rejected ballots in the 2020 election, with younger voters the bulk of total

Colorado rejected nearly 29,000 votes in the 2020 election because the ballots didn’t meet requirements in state law. In the vast majority of the ballots voided, the voter’s signature didn’t match the one in state records, and in other cases, newly registered voters didn’t provide the required identification, according to Colorado Sun analysis of preliminary […]

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More Coloradans than ever voted this year, and the state’s turnout ranks in the top 5 nationwide

Empowered by mail ballots and energized by the nation’s polarized political climate, more Coloradans voted this year than ever before in the state’s history. More than 3.3 million ballots had been processed by state election officials through Thursday and the tally is expected to grow as remaining ballots are processed and counted. That represents 78% […]

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Colorado election 2020: Dispatches from the polls, analysis and more

The Colorado Sun is posting live dispatches from the polls, exclusive analysis on the numbers and breaking stories about the results in major races. Find results in the top races and the latest on the 2020 election turnout. And check back throughout Election Day for updates. Lauren Boebert beats Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush in Colorado’s […]

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More than 2.7 million Coloradans have already voted. Here’s how all those ballots are processed.

Colorado can now add record early-voter turnout to the list of what’s made 2020 a historic year. As of 5:10 p.m. Monday, more than 2.7 million Coloradans had cast their ballots. That’s just over two-thirds of registered voters, and hundreds of thousands more than had cast their ballots at the same point during the 2016 […]

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Colorado election officials say they’re confident voters will be able to cast their votes safely

Colorado election officials are downplaying concerns about Election Day violence and insist voter intimidation has not been a concern, even as a handful of local governments have bolstered election-related safety measures in recent days. Pitkin County officials beefed up election safety by hiring security guards and banning firearms from polling places. Denver officials are preparing […]

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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 […]