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Who’s signing the petition to recall Gov. Jared Polis? People who feel left out in Colorado.

The petitions sat on counters at businesses and volunteers set up tables in public areas. On Facebook, people from across Colorado asked where they could sign or how they could get copies of the recall petition to circulate. This is a glimpse at what the first weekend looked like in the effort to recall Democratic […]

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A question to repeal national popular vote compact in Colorado is poised for 2020 ballot

The advocates behind an effort to repeal the national popular vote compact signed by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis say they’ve verified enough signatures to get their challenge on the 2020 ballot. The deadline to submit petitions is Aug. 1, and Coloradans Vote, the issue committee challenging the new law, reports it has authenticated more than […]

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Recall petitions approved for 2 Democratic state senators as Colorado Republicans’ recall effort kicks into gear

Petitions to recall two Democratic state senators have been approved by election officials, kicking months of threats by Colorado Republicans to oust Democratic lawmakers from office into high gear. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office said opponents of state Sens. Pete Lee, of Colorado Springs, and Brittany Pettersen, of Lakewood, can begin gathering signatures to […]

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Democrat Jared Polis takes same stage as Donald Trump Jr. to tout bipartisanship amid shouts for “recall”

Democratic Gov. Jared Polis extended a hand to his political rivals Friday, telling a conservative political summit that “our state of Colorado is big enough for all of us to live our lives according to our values” even as his critics responded with shouts for a “recall.” His remarks at the 10th annual Western Conservative […]

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To recall Jared Polis, critics must get 10,521 voter signatures a day. Here’s what else you need to know.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis celebrated his first six months in office Monday. His critics marked the day with an effort to recall him from office. The Dismiss Polis group received approval to circulate a petition and collect signatures from registered voters to force a special recall election. To do so, the governor’s critics must collect […]

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Nicolais: Colorado Republicans must move from “r-e-c-a-l-l” to “r-e-b-u-i-l-d”

A picture of state Sen. Brittany Pettersen surrounded by volunteers recently popped up in my social media feed. Packed several rows deep and bridging a city street, the volunteers congregated to help Pettersen battle a nascent recall campaign against her. The picture and its context exposed the divergent effects recent recall efforts have had in […]

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Gov. Jared Polis recall effort mired by infighting and legal questions about donors, review finds

A committee to recall Gov. Jared Polis has raised more than $100,000 since March, but its reports are littered with errors and its online donors don’t always match the information it gives the state. Nearly 120 of the 1,337 itemized individual donations to the Official Recall Colorado Governor Jared Polis committee don’t have the required […]

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Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia is spending $20,000 on ads touting his work — even though he’s term limited

Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia is spending roughly $20,000 on television and digital ads touting his work during the 2019 legislative session, an unusual step in a non-election year — especially for a term-limited lawmaker. But the Pueblo Democrat, who was reelected to his seat in 2018 for a final four-year term, is facing the […]

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Former state Rep. Rochelle Galindo, campaign manager accused of providing alcohol to minors

Former state Rep. Rochelle Galindo and her campaign manager Fabio Cordeiro on Wednesday were cited for providing alcohol to minors after a Greeley Police Department investigation of claims that Galindo had sexually assaulted a young campaign worker. No charges were filed in the sex assault case. Heavily redacted reports released Thursday by the Greeley Police […]