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Silverman: Rudy Giuliani and his Colorado connection are putting on an incriminating show

Rudy Giuliani’s Common Sense podcast is worth its free subscription, especially if you appreciate incriminating statements. The attorney host rails about Fourth Amendment violations, while abandoning his own Fifth Amendment right to silence.  Wild claims proliferate. As Giuliani said Friday, his podcast can’t be canceled because he owns it. Might America’s mayor be arrested while broadcasting? Every […]

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Kristi Burton Brown elected as next Colorado GOP chair, vows to bring “a new generation of leadership”

Kristi Burton Brown was selected Saturday as the next chair of the Colorado GOP, vowing to bring a “new generation of leadership” to an embattled state Republican Party. “Republicans are facing the battle of our lives,” she said in a speech before her win.  Burton Brown, 33, is the first woman to lead the Colorado […]

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4 of the 5 candidates running to lead the Colorado GOP are still casting doubt on the 2020 election results

Four of the five candidates running to be the next leader of the Colorado GOP continue to cast doubt on the results of the 2020 presidential election. That’s despite all of them admitting there is no evidence of a level of fraud or wrongdoing that would have changed the outcome.  “I believe down deep in […]

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Colorado GOP dismisses concerns about fraud at its caucuses. But one leader calls it a whitewashed report.

An internal Colorado Republican Party investigation released this week discovered a series of blunders with the 2020 caucuses conducted in Weld County, including the improper removal and addition of delegates in far more cases than previously known. But the 14-page report, obtained by The Colorado Sun, concluded that the fraudulent moves did not warrant the […]

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17-year-olds would no longer be able to vote in Colorado primaries if ballot question passes

In 2019, the Colorado legislature granted 17-year-olds the ability to vote in primaries as long as they turn 18 before the general election.  But a question on the November ballot seeking to specify that only U.S. citizens can vote in Colorado elections would take that ability — touted by Colorado Democrats as a way to […]

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Colorado election officials take aggressive new approach to policing campaign violations

A new enforcement division at the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office is reviewing campaign finance filings and taking action against possible violations. It’s a sharp change from a system in prior administrations that required the public to file complaints about suspected violations of state law.  The more aggressive approach is drawing criticism from some observers […]

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In its latest ruling, Colorado Supreme Court once again avoids question at heart of TABOR debate

More than 25 years since the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights won voters’ approval in Colorado, one question continues to vex policymakers and judges: What qualifies as as tax? The question sat at the center of a 5-year-old case before the Colorado Supreme Court challenging the fees the secretary of state’s office charges businesses. The 22-page […]

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Personal injury attorney Franklin Azar donates $224,000 to PAC that has district court judge Edward Moss’ retention in its sights

Personal injury attorney Franklin Azar is spending more than $224,000 to try to get 17th Judicial District Court Judge Edward Moss out of office. Azar is the sole donor to Great Judges for a Great Colorado, an independent spending committee that has thus far reported spending nearly $198,000 on television, online and radio ads opposing […]

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New political groups emerge in Colorado’s election 2018 TV advertising battle, explained in graphics

Just when it seems like you can’t take seeing any more political commercials, new super PACs are emerging to influence voters as ballots arrive in mailboxes. General election TV ad spending is nearing $50 million, according to an analysis by The Colorado Sun, with total political ad spending for the cycle at $64.4 million. A […]