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Federal judge says Colorado lawyers’ lawsuit challenging 2020 election results was “the height of recklessness”

By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press A federal magistrate in Denver on Wednesday levied penalties against two Colorado attorneys for filing a class-action lawsuit that alleged the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump. The now-dismissed suit relied on baseless conspiracy theories spread by the former president and his supporters. It named elected officials […]

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Wilson: What white America was really saying in the 2020 election

Donald Trump’s presidency declared open season on Black people, and 57% of white voters didn’t care. That’s the fundamental message one could glean from the election demographics if so inclined.   The data is clear: Racists felt emboldened under Trump and acted accordingly. In fact, an unprecedented 54 court cases cite Trump as the inspiration for […]

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Colorado continues to shift blue: The 2020 election, explained in graphics

Colorado’s political map is looking more and more blue. The 2020 election continued the decades-long shift toward Democrats in Colorado, led by voters in suburban counties and punctuated by huge turnout in the party’s strongholds of Denver and Boulder.  “Colorado is officially blue. Not purple, not periwinkle, not powder blue,” says Steve Welchert, a veteran […]

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Nicolais: How a presidential election begins to feel a lot like The Long Night

After years waiting for the confrontation, sifting through subplots and intrigue, following characters rising and falling in their roles and enduring an endless build up, the most anticipated battle finally arrived. That is effectively the description of “The Long Night,” one of the most polarizing episodes in the final season from Game of Thrones aired […]

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Joe Biden supporters across Colorado breathe sigh of relief, celebrate after presidential race is called

John Warner stood on the west steps of the Colorado Capitol on Saturday clad in nothing but an American flag Speedo bathing suit  and raised his arms in triumph. He was basking in President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. “It’s just the first time in awhile it feels like you can breathe,” the 40-year-old Denver Democrat said. […]

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Joe Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided U.S.

By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. His victory came after more than three days […]

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Joe Biden wins in Colorado, easily defeating President Donald Trump to take the state’s 9 electoral votes

Updated 9:16 p.m. Nov. 3, 2020 Democrat Joe Biden is cruising to victory in Colorado, taking the state’s nine electoral votes in a contest that was never in doubt. The former vice president’s victory over President Donald Trump became clear soon after polls closed, and five major TV networks declared Biden the winner in Colorado […]

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A new poll in Colorado shows Democrats poised for big wins in the 2020 election. Can you trust the numbers?

A new poll conducted just days before the 2020 election shows Democrats Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper are poised for double-digit victories in Colorado. Biden, a Democrat, leads President Donald Trump 53% to 41% in the presidential race with only a fraction of voters undecided, according to the Keating Research poll of likely voters shared […]