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Prosecutors debunk Mesa County clerk Tina Peters’ 2020 election-fraud claims

By Christina A. Cassidy and and Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press Prosecutors in a western Colorado county said Thursday they found no evidence of tampering in the 2020 presidential election as alleged by a clerk who has become a prominent voice among those promoting former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election. The […]

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Lawsuit invokes KKK Act as it seeks to stop group’s door-to-door hunt for voter fraud in Colorado

By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press A coalition of civil and voting rights organizations invoked the 19th-century Ku Klux Klan Act in a lawsuit filed Wednesday seeking to stop a group of Donald Trump supporters from going door-to-door in Colorado in a search for already-debunked voter fraud. The suit against the U.S. Election Integrity Plan alleges […]

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Rudy Giuliani shed light on Trump campaign chaos as part of a Denver-based defamation lawsuit

Defeatism, infighting and spies plagued the Trump campaign in the weeks leading up to and after the 2020 election, according to testimony by former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani as part of a Denver-based lawsuit.  “The campaign, in my opinion, had checked out about three, four weeks before the election,” Giuliani said in a deposition. “They […]

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Denver-based Dominion Voting System sues Rudy Giuliani over election claims

By Colleen Long, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who led the former president’s efforts to spread baseless claims about the 2020 election. The lawsuit seeks more than $1.3 billion in damages for the voting machine company, a target for conservatives […]

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Mesa County clerk posts voter-fraud claims but cites no evidence

GRAND JUNCTION — A Colorado county clerk posted claims of voter fraud without providing evidence and despite assurances from election officials nationwide that the November election was safe and secure. Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters tweeted on Sunday that ballots could be counted more than once and that software used in voting machines […]

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Griswold: Colorado’s model again sets the nation’s standard in historic election

In the most difficult, most scrutinized, and most contentious general election in modern history, Coloradans rose to the challenge. While results are yet to be finalized and ballots are still being processed, it is nevertheless clear that the turnout for the 2020 election in our state has been historic.  As of Nov. 12, 3,314,960 Coloradans […]

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Colorado 2020 election: Do you have questions about voting and mail ballots in Colorado? We answered them.

UPDATED Oct. 19, 2020 All the national talk about the 2020 election obscures an important truth: In Colorado, voting is easier and more secure than ever before. To help you navigate the process, The Colorado Sun interviewed dozens of county clerks, state election officials and voting experts to break it down in simple terms. Here’s […]

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Elecciones 2020 en Colorado: Respuestas a tus preguntas sobre cómo votar en Colorado

UPDATED 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20, 2020 Toda la conversación a nivel nacional sobre las elecciones de este año oscurecen una verdad importante: en Colorado, votar es más fácil y seguro que nunca. Para ayudarte con el proceso, The Colorado Sun entrevistó a docenas de secretarios de condados, funcionarios electorales estatales y expertos en cómo votar […]

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Donald Trump told supporters to watch the polls. First, you need to know the rules in Colorado.

In the first presidential debate, President Donald Trump urged his supporters to “go into the polls and watch very carefully” for potential fraud. Colorado allows election watchers at polling locations — a feature that officials say makes the state’s voting process transparent and secure — but not just anyone can watch the polls or the […]

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Questions about Colorado candidates, ballot measures or how to vote? We’re here to help.

Colorado voters will make decisions on a long list of candidates and ballot measures in the 2020 election — and navigate a minefield of misinformation about voting. The mail-ballot system is not new in Colorado. The law won approval in 2013 and Colorado held its first statewide mail-ballot election in November 2014. But questions continue […]