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Some Colorado Republicans want to forgo their party’s 2022 primaries. Others think that’s “insane.”

Top Colorado Republicans will vote next month on whether to abandon their party’s statewide primaries in 2022, a move that some in the GOP warn could alienate unaffiliated voters, who make up 43% of the electorate, and solidify Democratic control. Under the proposal, a fraction of registered Republicans would select general election candidates for U.S. […]

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Silverman: Let’s not hide from the racism in our history. We can learn from it.

The truth about Colorado and America’s racial history is out there, especially in three recent well-researched books by talented authors. Recommended for your summer reading is “Grant,” “Forget the Alamo,” and “The Holly.” Two hundred years ago, the border between Mexico and the United States traversed Colorado and extended to parts of Kansas, Wyoming and […]

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Nonprofit cash being spent in Colorado campaigns still impossible to trace despite 2019 law

Outside groups spent nearly $1.7 million on eight highly contested Colorado legislative primary races. But it isn’t always easy to figure out where the money came from, despite a 2019 law touted as bringing more transparency to a system that includes cash from dark-money funded nonprofits that don’t disclose their donors. In other instances, discerning […]