Posted inElection 2020, News, Politics and Government

Colorado’s Democratic presidential electors cast nine votes for Joe Biden

By Patty Nieberg, The Associated Press/Report for America Colorado’s nine Democratic presidential electors cast their votes for Joe Biden at the state Capitol on Monday. The vote formally seals Biden’s win in Colorado, where he beat President Donald Trump by about 14 percentage points or nearly 400,000 votes. Electors met in all 50 states and […]

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Nicolais: Why the Supreme Court should reject Colorado’s Electoral College argument

There may be no more powerful indicator of a desire to return to normalcy than the incessant bickering of political factions over electoral structures and processes. Over the past week, Colorado took a prominent place in one of those skirmishes. On Wednesday, the Colorado Attorney General spent an hour arguing that presidential electors must be […]

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U.S. Supreme Court to hold May arguments — including in Colorado’s “faithless electors” case — by teleconference

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Monday it will hold arguments by teleconference in May in key cases, including President Donald Trump’s bid to shield his tax and other financial records. The court will make live audio of the arguments available for the first time. It had previously postponed courtroom arguments for March and April because […]

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Colorado asks U.S. Supreme Court to overturn decision allowing presidential electors to vote for whomever they want

Colorado is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider a federal court ruling that allows Electoral College presidential electors to support whomever they want and not necessarily the candidate who wins the state’s popular vote.  The outcome of the case could change the way presidents are chosen in the U.S. by having a permanent effect […]