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Big money flows into recall election targeting Westminster city councilman

Big money is flowing to and from political power players outside Westminster’s border ahead of a recall election for city Councilman Jon Voelz. The “to” and “from” are where the two sides differ. The Colorado Democratic Party and Democratic leaders in the region have come to the aid of the anti-recall group, dropping thousands of […]

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Second effort to recall Gov. Jared Polis in as many years fails after group doesn’t turn in signatures

The long-shot bid to recall Gov. Jared Polis, the second in as many years, has fizzled after organizers didn’t turn in signatures that were due Friday to force a special election to oust the Democrat. Recall Polis 2020 needed to collect 631,266 signatures in 60 days to force a recall election. The Colorado Secretary of […]

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Forgotten ballots. Allegations of errors. Missed deadlines: The recall of Mesa County’s clerk is a political potboiler

GRAND JUNCTION — Charlayne Higginson was waving a recall sign at passing motorists on a windy corner near the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s office in Grand Junction a few weeks ago when she noticed something yellow stuck in nearby weeds. It was a completed ballot for the upcoming primary election. Within days, someone else […]

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Idaho Springs voters will decide whether to recall Mayor Michael Hillman after signatures are verified

Idaho Springs voters will decide early next year whether to oust Mayor Michael Hillman from office after signatures gathered by the effort to recall him were verified by the city on Friday. The City Council during its next regular meeting, on Jan. 13, will pick a date for a special recall election. The election must […]

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Colorado’s recall fever arrives in Idaho Springs, where leaders fear damage to their town’s renaissance

IDAHO SPRINGS — Up here the air may be thinner, but the political drama brewing is thicker than the crust of the famously dense pizza sold at Beau Jo’s on Miner Street. Recall fever, sweeping across the state from the governor’s mansion on down, has come to Idaho Springs, one of Colorado’s most economically stalled […]

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Campaign to recall Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia fails, decides not to turn in all of its signatures

The campaign to recall Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia failed on Friday afternoon after the group decided to turn in just a fraction of the signatures that they collected. Friday was the recall campaign’s deadline to turn in 13,506 valid signatures from voters in the Pueblo Democrat’s Senate District 3 to force a special election […]

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Polis recall group gives thousands of dollars in contributions to its own employees

A group that solicited donations to seek a recall of Colorado Gov. Jared Polis gave $11,000 of that money to its own employees and board members. Colorado Politics reported Thursday that the gifts by the Official Recall Colorado Governor Jared Polis committee were disclosed in a group filing with the secretary of state’s office. The group never […]

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Attempted recalls of Democratic state senators dead after proponents decide not to turn in signatures

For the second time in a week, efforts to boot elected Democrats from office in Colorado have fallen short.  The campaigns to recall Democratic state Sens. Pete Lee, of Colorado Springs, and Brittany Pettersen, of Lakewood, told the Colorado Secretary of State’s office on Tuesday that they will not be turning in the signatures they […]

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Interest in reforming Colorado’s system to recall elected officials is building — on both sides of the aisle

With attempted recalls of elected officials continuing to sweep across Colorado, interest in reforming the state’s system for ousting people from elected office is growing and early ideas are being debated for possible legislation to be introduced during the 2020 lawmaking term.  The push for change — which may have to be approved by voters […]

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Jared Polis recall backers say they don’t have enough signatures to force election to oust Colorado’s governor

Backers of the effort to recall Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced on Friday morning that they did not collect enough signatures to force a special election on whether to boot the Democrat before his first year in office ends. Friday was the end of a 60-day period during which supporters of the recall needed to […]