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Colorado secretary of state files lawsuit to prevent Mesa County clerk from being involved in upcoming election

Jena Griswold's filing asks the Mesa County District Court to make former Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams, a Republican, the county's designated election official, and county Treasurer Sheila Reiner the elections director

Politics and Government

Supporters converge in Mesa County to back up clerk Tina Peters, who is in hiding after voting system breach

GOP state Rep. Ron Hanks calls Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold’s investigation of Peters a “false-flag operation”

Politics and Government

8-hour, Republican-led hearing on Colorado’s election integrity ends without evidence of widespread fraud

President Donald Trump’s senior legal adviser, Jenna Ellis, urged the state legislature to investigate, but offered no substantive reason why

Politics and Government

Where do Colorado Republicans go from here?

No Republican running statewide has won more than 45% of the vote in the past two election cycles. Conservatives think Donald Trump is a big factor, but there's also broad agreement the party has a messaging problem, too.

Politics and Government

Election officials bolster confidence in election, warn against misinformation at Colorado Sun forum

Officials also played down cybersecurity issues but said they were remaining vigilant

Election 2020

“Brutal” and “nasty” only begin to describe the GOP battles in Weld County ahead of the primary

Anonymous attacks, false accusations and big money groups target legislative, county commission races in this deep-red county

Politics and Government

“We’ll see where it goes”: Impeachment has provided rocket fuel to the ascent of Colorado’s Joe Neguse

The 35-year-old congressman from Lafayette has risen quickly through the ranks of the Democratic Party in Colorado -- and the nation. What’s next?

Politics and Government

Coloradans keep rejecting statewide tax questions to fund transportation. Democrats are now eyeing a regional approach.

“If the same ideological opposition gathers to any new transportation revenue, we’re running out of ways to tell local communities they can’t act on their own,” said state Rep. Matt Gray, a Broomfield Democrat

Transportation

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

NFIB filed a lawsuit five years ago arguing that fees levied by the secretary of state’s office violated the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. The ruling left them unsatisfied.

Politics and Government

Colorado’s presidential electors don’t have to vote for candidate who wins the state, federal appeals court rules

The decision in the “faithless electors” case could have major ramifications for future presidential elections in the U.S. and could ultimately go to the U.S. Supreme Court for review

Politics and Government

Colorado confirms suspected Russian hacker “jiggled the lock” on state voter database — but couldn’t get in

In 2017, Colorado was identified as a possible target, but new details emerged after release of Senate Intelligence Committee report

Politics and Government

Nicolais: Jena Griswold is playing politics and undercutting a long history of excellence

The Secretary of State’s opportunistic stand on abortion represented a conscious choice to put political ambition above service to Coloradans

Opinion Columns

Nicolais: Amendment 41 just became the vogue avenue for political attacks in Colorado

Opinion Columns

Colorado political committees owe $2.3 million in fines. But the state collects little.

The limited enforcement measures hamper collections, and the Secretary of State’s Office often waives or reduces other penalties for late report filings

Politics and Government

Colorado’s final election 2018 results are even worse for Republicans

Democrat Jared Polis won the governor's race over Republican Walker Stapleton by about 10 points

Politics and Government

GOP super PACs make big TV buys to influence last-minute voters in Colorado governor’s race

Even after you factor out massive U.S. Senate race spending during the last midterm election, television purchases are $8 million ahead of 2014.

Politics and Government

It’s official: 2018 is the costliest year ever in Colorado politics

A week out from election day, more than $200 million has been spent on Colorado campaigns

Politics and Government

Spending 5 times higher on state Senate races this year than in 2016

With eight days until ballots are counted, the tally of all general election TV advertising buys hits $52.1 million

Politics and Government

Armstrong: Let Colorado voters pick more than one candidate in a race

Opinion Columns

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

Walker Stapleton and Jena Griswold, for instance, are each getting a boost from new political TV ads

Politics and Government
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