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Donald Trump told supporters to watch the polls. First, you need to know the rules in Colorado.

In the first presidential debate, President Donald Trump urged his supporters to “go into the polls and watch very carefully” for potential fraud. Colorado allows election watchers at polling locations — a feature that officials say makes the state’s voting process transparent and secure — but not just anyone can watch the polls or the […]

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10 Democrats set for next presidential debate as several others — including Colorado’s Michael Bennet — miss cut

By Brian Slodysko, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Struggling Democratic presidential candidates — including Colorado’s Michael Bennet — are facing the bad news that they are not among the 10 who have qualified for the next debate, a predicament that is likely to spell doom for their campaigns. Hours ahead of a midnight Wednesday deadline […]

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Colorado voters will be able to cast their presidential primary ballots on the same day as New Hampshire’s

Iowa and New Hampshire are synonymous with presidential primary politics, serving as a litmus test for candidates in every election cycle.   But they’ll need to make room for Colorado, too.  Colorado voters will be among the first able to cast presidential primary ballots in 2020. That’s because mail-in ballots will be sent to voters 22 […]

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Michael Bennet has a warning for Democrats. But it’s not clear how many are listening.

A month before Michael Bennet entered the presidential race, joining a score of Democratic candidates vying to challenge President Donald Trump, he voiced the biggest challenge his eventual campaign would encounter: The tendency in his own party to gravitate toward the end of the ideological spectrum and reach for the easy answer. “I think that […]

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Moderate 2020 Democrats — like Colorado’s Bennet and Hickenlooper — test if Biden stumbles provide opening

By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press These Democrats are issuing dire warnings about the prohibitive expense of big-ticket liberal promises. They bemoan that the party is ignoring politicians who found success in areas that supported President Donald Trump. One even echoes the Republican talking point that Democrats are becoming socialists. Yet the moderates competing for […]

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5 things to watch in the first Democratic presidential debates, Colorado edition

The first Democratic presidential debates this week represent a pivotal moment for U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and former Gov. John Hickenlooper, the two Colorado candidates obscured in a dense primary field. How to watch the debates The large field is split between two nights. The lineup for Wednesday’s debate (in alphabetical order): Cory Booker, Bill […]