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Did you cast your Colorado primary ballot for Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar or Tom Steyer? It’s likely too late for a remedy.

The Democratic presidential primary field has been reshaped again, this time by the results from South Carolina on Saturday. Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and billionaire businessman Tom Steyer dropped out of the contest after poor showings in the South Carolina primary. Since Coloradans have had […]

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Nearly 600 uncounted 2019 ballots have been found in a western Colorado county

GRAND JUNCTION — An elections clerk in a western Colorado county found nearly 600 ballots for the November 2019 election that went uncollected — and uncounted, she reported this week. “This is a very serious offense and I wanted to let people know,” Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters told The Daily Sentinel. The 574 […]

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Colorado’s 2020 presidential primary ballots are hitting the mail. Here’s what you need to know.

County clerks across Colorado can begin sending 2020 presidential primary ballots to the state’s 3.9 million registered voters on Monday. Voters have until 7 p.m. on March 3, deemed Super Tuesday because so many state primaries fall on that day, to return their ballots.  This will be Colorado’s first presidential primary in 20 years after […]

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Nicolais: Thanks to a recent law change, I’ll be voting in my first Democratic primary this month

For the first time in my life, I will be voting in a Democratic primary later this month. While the national pundits and prognosticators will be focused on the Iowa caucuses next Tuesday and the New Hampshire primary a week later, sandwiched between the two, Colorado counties will begin mailing out ballots on Monday, Feb. […]

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States like Colorado are on front lines of 2020 election-security efforts

By Christina A. Cassidy, The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Inside a hotel ballroom near the nation’s capital, a U.S. Army officer with battlefield experience told 120 state and local election officials that they may have more in common with military strategists than they might think. These government officials are on the front lines of […]

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Colorado Springs is emblematic of the gender gap opening among Hispanics who could be key in 2020

By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS — Yolanda Avila and Andres Pico are friends who sit next to each other on the Colorado Springs’ city council. But politically the two couldn’t be further apart — Avila is a durable Democrat and Pico an unflinching Republican. It’s a split that’s common across the country, […]

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Andrew Romanoff’s record on immigration complicates his progressive bid for U.S. Senate

Andrew Romanoff pitches himself to Democratic voters as the proven progressive option in Colorado’s 2020 primary race for U.S. Senate.  But his record on immigration complicates that narrative. As Colorado’s House speaker from 2005 to 2009, he oversaw the passage of what at the time were considered among the most restrictive policies in the nation […]

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Here’s a roundup of the most important 2019 local election results in Colorado

Coloradans decided on two major statewide ballot measures on Tuesday, but they also made key choices in a number of local races that will shape the state for years to come.  From the Aurora mayoral contest to a big Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights question in Jefferson County and the future of oil and gas drilling […]