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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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Fact-check: Colorado makes voting far easier than in Georgia. Here’s how.

Misinformation curveballs about Colorado’s election laws are flying around social media after Major League Baseball decided to move its All-Star Game to Denver from Georgia. The league made the decision after Georgia’s legislature overhauled its election laws in ways that many critics argue will make voting more difficult, especially for people of color and for […]

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Jena Griswold: Colorado’s election model proves ballot access and security are compatible

As Colorado’s chief election official, I follow election issues closely, and what I have observed lately is of grave concern. Reports from many states show a clear pattern: Voting rights are under attack. Republican-led state legislatures, stung by the election loss of President Donald Trump, are seeking to tighten restrictions on voting. In Arizona, legislators […]

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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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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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Jena Griswold says deleted tweets on reporting election results weren’t misinformation

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold on Friday denied spreading misinformation in a series of since-deleted statements posted to Twitter, tweets in which she called on national media to pledge not to announce any results on election night.  In the tweets sent Thursday night, she warned national media executives that “our democracy cannot be held […]

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A test of Colorado mail finds delivery is timely — most of the time

By Sandra Fish, CoLab and Justin Wingerter, The Denver Post Reports of slower mail delivery times nationally and across Colorado since mid-summer are causing concern as more voters than ever plan to vote by mail in the Nov. 3 election, to avoid coronavirus exposure. But an unscientific experiment by the Colorado News Collaborative over the […]