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From: The Denver Post
Election Day in Colorado: Here’s how to watch and interpret results — when we get them
Tuesday will be a tale of two elections in Colorado, and its likely that only one of them will provide much clarity before most people go to bed....
From: Colorado Public Radio
Bernie Sanders And Other Proxies Are Visiting Colorado For Biden And Trump As Campaigns Keep Their Focus Elsewhere
Remember when Colorado used to see presidential candidates all the time? Yeah, this year, not so much....
From: The Colorado Sun
Your Colorado guide to last-minute voting in this year’s presidential election
Just days before Election Day, theres still time to drop off your Colorado mail-in ballot, vote in person and even register to vote so you can cast...
From: The Colorado Sun
Rejected ballots top 10,000 in Colorado. Election officials are working to get them counted.
Mail ballot rejections in the 2020 election remain below average, but are expected to rise and disproportionately affect younger voters, an analysis...
From: The Denver Post
The procrastinator’s guide to Colorado’s 2020 ballot
If you havent filled out your ballot yet, theres still time to have your vote count in the Nov. 3 election. But dont mail your ballot ...
No, We Are Definitely Not ‘Rounding the Corner’ on the Coronavirus Pandemic
The White House celebrated the president's success in ending the COVID-19 pandemic" even as the US sets record high for new COVID cases....
From: The Colorado Sun
Landlord who threatened to change rent based on election outcome engaged in voter intimidation, Colorado AG says
Bernie Pagel, co-owner of a mobile park in Fort Morgan, distributed a notice to tenants saying their rent could double if Democrat Joe Biden wins the...
Trump Vows to Get ‘Husbands’ Back to Work, But Women Are the Ones Without a Job
Unemployment due to the pandemic has disproportionately put women out of work, but the president keeps talking about their husbands getting jobs....
From: The Americano
Former Trump Officials: Vote for Biden or 'We Will No Longer Be America'
These former White House staffers blast Trump in a scathing new video as they urge Americans to vote for Joe Biden....
From: The Colorado Sun
Colorado early vote tracker: Here’s a look at the turnout in the 2020 election
The early vote in Colorado is hitting new levels as voters cast mail ballots in droves ahead of the 2020 election....
From: CBS Denver
Colorado Could See Biggest Blue Wave In 83 Years
This election could give Democrats more control in Colorado than they have had in decades....
Changed Your Mind? You Can Still Vote in Person Even if You Requested a Mail Ballot.
It's no longer safe to assume your ballot will arrive on time if you mail it. You can, however, still vote early or on Election Day....
From: NPR
Colorado Governor Faces Challenges As COVID-19 Cases Surge And Winter Approaches
The state saw more than 8,000 new cases last week. Gov. Jared Polis has enacted a mask mandate and limited social gatherings but has encountered...
From: The Intercept
Colorado Voters Could Be First to Pass Paid Family Leave by Ballot Measure
With the decision directly in voters hands, corporate lobbying interests were sidelined....
From: The Americano
Trump’s White House Officially Gives Up on Controlling the Pandemic
The White House Chief of Staff twice affirms that the administration has no plans to get the coronavirus pandemic under control as an outbreak grows...
Middle-Class Americans Should Be Earning More, According to Biden. He Says His Tax Plan Will Help.
According to one study, the American middle class should be earning $42,000 more per worker. That's a stark contrast to how tax breaks have helped the...
From: The Colorado Sun
Nicolais: We have one thing to be thankful for in 2020: Colorado voting
The efforts of election officials have made Colorado a shining example for the rest of the country...
From: The Hill
Ballot initiatives in Colorado, Louisiana could restrict abortion access
Abortion rights supporters and opponents have said the issue is on the ballot this November with the battle between President Trump, who considers...
Trump's War On Federal Employee Protections Is Going to Hurt Black Workers
Trump's latest executive order targets thousands of federal employees. Nearly 20% of them are Black Americans....
The Final Presidential Debate Ends With a Choice
On the last question, one candidate focused on hope. The other chose fear....
From: The Colorado Sun
Iman Jodeh, a community activist and educator, is poised to become Colorado’s first Muslim lawmaker
The Colorado native and daughter of Palestinian immigrants could make history in an Aurora-area district that heavily favors Democrats in the 2020...
From: Colorado Public Radio
More Than a Quarter Of Colorado Voters Have Returned Their Ballots: What We Know About Them So Far
Early voter turnout is far ahead of this point in the 2016 cycle, and so far it's been driven largely by Democratic and unaffiliated voters....
From: Cardinal & Pine
Trump Is Punishing People Who Need Help the Most for the Crime of Living in Democratic Cities
Proposed funding cuts to cities Trump deemed "anarchist" would impact newborn screenings, addiction recovery, and mental health counseling....
From: The Colorado Sun
How to tell who’s behind political messages flooding screens in Colorado ahead of the 2020 election
The 2020 election TV ads and campaign texts are everywhere in Colorado. Whos paying for these political messages? And what do the sponsors want?...
From: The Keystone
Obama Urges Voters to 'Build Back Better' With Biden
Former President Barack Obama said Joe Biden made him a better president "and he has the experience and character to make us a better country."...
From: The Copper Courier
The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Only Getting Worse
Hospitalizations are growing in 37 states as Dr. Anthony Fauci says United States is not yet "on the road" to ending the pandemic....
From: The Denver Post
A third of likely Colorado voters have cast their ballots two weeks before Election Day
More than 1 million Colorado voters about a third of those expected to vote submitted their ballots at least two weeks before Election Day....
All of the Times Republicans Have Refused to Help Americans During the Coronavirus Pandemic
While Pelosi and the Trump administration continue stimulus negotiations, Senate Republicans have so far refused to offer meaningful assistance to...
Will Wildfire Season Ever End? It's Up to Climate Change.
Experts say a late season, massive wildfire in Colorado shows how climate change is affecting our environment....
From: KRDO
Ballots by mail: How Colorado leads the country in election security
Over 430,000 Coloradans have already cast their ballots. Vote by mail is not a new system for us, but it is for many...
From: The Denver Post
In-person voting begins Monday for Colorado residents
Its a tradition fast fading in Colorado elections but the act of venturing out to the polls and squeezing into a booth to cast a vote is still a...
From: The Colorado Sun
Why are so many people riled up by Jena Griswold?
The young secretary of state who has taken on President Trump is criticized for self-promotion and politicizing the office. But her fans call it...
From: The Denver Post
More than 600,000 Coloradans have voted 16 days before the 2020 election
More than 200,000 more Coloradans submitted their ballots Friday and over the weekend, brining the total to 641,271, according to data from the...
From: The Coloradoan
Cory Gardner, tied to Trump's 'vindictive' base, faces conundrum in Colorado
Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner has never had strong voter support in Larimer County. 2020's results may speak to the staying power of the 2018 blue wave....
From: CBS Denver
'National Political Winds' May Cost Cory Gardner Colorado's U.S. Senate Race
Recent polling shows John Hickenlooper has about a 10 point lead over incumbent Senate Cory Gardner in Colorado's U.S. Senate race....
From: The Colorado Sun
Did you make a mistake on your Colorado ballot? Or put it in the wrong drop box? Here’s what you can do.
Yes, sometimes mistakes happen with mail ballots. But Colorado election officials say there are ways to ensure that your vote gets counted....
White House Supports Herd Immunity Plan That Could Kill 3 Million People in America
White House advisors cited the "Great Barrington Declaration" as a reason to fully reopen businesses and schools....
From: NPR
Her Mother Voted In The Wake Of The 1918 Pandemic. Now, Voting Is A 'Sacred' Ritual
Helen Merrill and her granddaughter, Elizabeth Hartley, remember their family's matriarch, whose determination to vote in 1920 drove her to the polls...
From: The Colorado Sun
A bold plan to protect 30% of Colorado lands and waters by 2030
Conservation groups hope to corral lawmakers, land managers, tribes and private landowners in a mission to add 14 million acres to Colorados trove...
From: The Sopris Sun
Mail-in voting is old hat in Colorado – The Sopris Sun
Voting has begun in Colorado. Ballots were sent out to registered voters on Oct. 9. Not yet registered? Not to worry. In Colorado you can register...
From: The Coloradoan
Anti-mask rally at Larimer County ballot box site prompts voter suppression concerns
Voters who took their ballots to a Larimer County drop box on Sunday were met with a crowd of protesters, prompting voter suppression concerns....
From: NBC News
Vote early, vote offline: Why elections aren't happening on our smartphones
Plenty of election work is computerized, but online voting risks centralizing a system that is secure in large part due to its "clunky" nature....
Trump's Rallies Have Previously Been Connected to COVID Cases. And They're Back.
President Donald Trump is back stumping on the campaign trail since his release from Walter Reed Medical Center last week due to COVID-19....
From: The Denver Post
Test of Colorado mail finds delivery is timely — most of the time
Of 120 letters or padded envelopes sent from 24 cities and towns to 26 cities and towns, most arrived at their destination within two to four days....
Judge Amy Coney Barrett Has Been ‘Stunningly Hostile’ to Civil Rights, Critics Say
Activists worry a 6-3 conservative Supreme Court could hinder progress and potentially lead to rollbacks of Black Americans civil rights....
From: The Coloradoan
Gun-control groups see Colorado’s U.S. Senate race as a big opportunity. But it’s complicated.
With gun-control groups coming out to support candidates, Gardner is their target while Hickenlooper has a complicated record....
From: The Copper Courier
Roberta McCain, Mother of John McCain, Dies at 108
The oil heiress was active in her sons political career and was considered a secret weapon on the campaign trail....
From: Colorado Public Radio
A Short Guide To Signing The Back Of Your Mail-In Ballot
Can you check to see what the signature on your voter file looks like, to make sure your mail-in ballot isnt rejected? Not really. But there are a...
Study Finds Trump Is the Leading Source of COVID-19 Misinformation
Thirty-eight percent of the over 1 million articles with coronavirus misinformation featured the president....
From: The Americano
5 Reasons the LGBTQ Community Loves Kamala Harris
With the addition of the California Senator, Joe Biden has assembled the most pro-equality presidential ticket in U.S. history....
Amy Coney Barrett Could Bring the Climate Crisis to Its Breaking Point
How a conservative Supreme Court could make it harder for future presidents, Congress, and states to enact meaningful efforts to fight climate change....
From: Colorado Public Radio
Colorado Vote By Mail's Uncounted Ballots: Diverse Areas And Younger Voters More Likely To Have Votes Rejected
A combination of voter errors, a variety of signature examination techniques and equipment, and language barriers have contributed to the discarded...
From: The Denver Post
It’s on: Colorado ballots are headed to voters’ mailboxes
Friday is the day Colorado candidates and voters have been waiting for: the day election officials can begin mailing ballots....
From: Colorado Politics
Colorado Politics/9News poll shows Hickenlooper leading Gardner by 9 points in US Senate race
The results, which carry a credibility level of plus-or-minus 3.9 percentage points, suggest the former two-term governor has withstood months of...
From: The Keystone
Candidates in 14 Key State House Races Share Their Ideas for Helping the Economy Recover
Republicans are looking to reopen businesses quickly, while Democrats look to longer-term solutions to aid in economic recovery....
What Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court Could Mean for Your Reproductive Rights
Critics of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett are worried about what her confirmation will mean for the future of family planningparticularly...
From: The Colorado Sun
College students of Colorado: Here’s how to vote, whether you’re currently in the state or not
Many students who attend Colorado colleges and universities are living in other states and taking online classes because of coronavirus. They can...
From: The Colorado Sun
Colorado election officials must verify a voter’s signature to count a ballot. Here’s how it works.
Colorado election officials begin mailing ballots to registered active voters Friday. To verify them, election officials check the signature on the...
From: NPR
Key Legal Fights Over Voting Remain Unresolved As Election Day Draws Close
The flurry of last-minute legal action comes as more than 5 million people have already cast ballots, causing some confusion over what voters have to...
From: The Copper Courier
Trump Abruptly Ends COVID Relief Talks Only to Later Tweet Demands for More Aid
The president may want to undo his decision to end COVID stimulus talks until after the election, but analysts say Biden would be better for the...
Trump Administration Knew What It Was Doing With Its Child-Separation Policy, Watchdog Report Says
The Justice Department's inspector general found that Jeff Sessions and others actively encouraged the 2018 child-separation policy....
From: The Colorado Sun
Can you trust the blue book? Colorado officials say they prioritize nonpartisanship in analyzing ballot questions
Colorado sent ballot information guides known as the blue book to 2.5 million voters ahead of the 2020 election describing 11 statewide ballot...
From: Forbes
More Than 4 Million People Have Already Voted In The Election, 50 Times This Point In 2016
With four weeks left to go until the election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, more than 4 million Americans have already cast their vote....
From: The Colorado Sun
Amendment 76 explained: More than just affirming only citizens can vote in Colorado elections
Opponents worry the ballot question, which appears to be a matter of semantics, may cause confusion and lead to voter suppression efforts...
From: Colorado Politics
Virtual program lets Colorado voters fix ballot signatures in general election
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced a program Wednesday that will allow voters to fix signature discrepancies using a smartphone in...
Stripper Polls: The Racy Voting PSA That's Actually All About The Issues
An Atlanta director says no one is engaging with Black men about the upcoming election...
WATCH: Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions Sound Off on the Potential Repeal of the ACA
Up to 133 million Americans have pre-existing conditions covered by the Affordable Care Act...
From: Cardinal & Pine
Trump Will Get Top-Notch Care for COVID-19. Not All Americans Can Say the Same.
The care President Trump is likely to receive will set him apart from most Americans...
Trump Appointee Pressured CDC to Alter Report on COVID-19 Risks in Children
Political operative requested changes that downplayed the risks of COVID-19 to children as schools...
From: The Colorado Sun
As advocates tout preschool benefits, Colorado voters face question about funding it with tobacco tax hike
Proposition EE funds a universal preschool program by 2023...
From: KDVR 31
Officials in Colorado prepare to send out ballots for November election
Registered voters across Colorado will soon have ballots delivered for the November election. Colorado relies heavily on mail-in voting...
From: The Colorado Sun
Colorado 2020 election: A quick guide to the ballot questions on abortion, wolves, taxes, sick leave and more
The 11 statewide policy questions on the 2020 election ballot carry far-reaching implications for social and fiscal future of Colorado
From: KRDO
Here are three easy, secure ways to vote in Colorado
Ballots for the upcoming 2020 presidential election will be mailed out to registered voters next Friday, October 9.
From: KDVR 31
Colorado secretary of state calls for media to withhold election results, then deletes tweet
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold tweeted Thursday night, calling upon the national media to hold back on releasing...
From: Courier
Trump Pretends the Stock Market Is the Economy, Again. Experts Say Biden’s Plan Is Better for American Workers.
In Tuesday night’s debate, President Trump continued to claim that the stock market would save the country. Meanwhile, economists say...
From: Courier
President Trump and First Lady Test Positive for Coronavirus
Trump has held multiple events without masks or social distancing, The presidents senior adviser, Hope Hicks, also tested positive.
From: The Colorado Sun
Proposition 118 explained: Paid-leave measure would give Colorado workers time off but cost big money
Critics say the initiative is a new payroll tax on already struggling businesses. Supporters say it will help small businesses...
From: NPR
'Unhinged,' 'Predictable': What Undecided Debate Watchers Thought Of Candidates
Undecided voters are typically the target of presidential debates, but it's unclear whether Tuesday night's
From: Colorado Sun
Proposition 113 explained: Colorado voters could push the U.S. closer to a national popular vote system
In November, Colorado voters will decide whether to affirm or repeal the legislature’s 2019 decision to join...
From: The Gander
Trump Called Racial Sensitivity Trainings ‘Racist’ and ‘Radical.’ Here’s What Actually Happens in Them.
While refusing to condemn white supremacists and right-wing militias at Tuesday night’s debate, President Trump misled the American public...
From: Courier
Trump Filled the First Presidential Debate With Constant Lies and Chaos
The president interrupted Democratic nominee Joe Biden throughout their entire debate...
From: Courier
Trump Administration Pulled Money from CDC for an Ad Campaign and Now COVID Cases Are Surging Again
Referred to in budget documents as the “Covid-19 immediate surge public advertising and awareness campaign,”...
From: The Star Tribune
Here's the reality behind Trump's claims about mail voting
President Donald Trump continued his assault on the integrity of the U.S. elections during the first presidential debate Tuesday...
From: 9 News
FAQS: Your questions about voting in Colorado, answered
From how to make sure your registration is up to date to how to make sure your ballot is counted, here are the answers...
From: 9 News
Test of Colorado mail finds delivery is timely, most of the time
An unscientific test of mail delivery times by the Colorado Media Collaborative found little to be concerned about.
From: The Arapahoe Pinnacle
Colorado Secretary of State Files Lawsuit Against United States Postal Service
On Sept. 12, 2020, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold filed a lawsuit against the United States Postal Service over a pre-election mailer...
From: NPR
What Colorado Voters Are Prioritizing Ahead Of November's Election
The Supreme Court vacancy is not at the top of the minds of the Colorado voters...
From: The Gazette
Moving blue: Colorado 19th most Democratic state
Coloradans will soon be voting in the 2020 presidential election, choosing mainly between incumbent...
From: The Courier
Why Students Organizing to End Gun Violence Are Helping to Register New Voters
“I’m horrified and terrified that our democracy might not have been as strong as...
From: The Courier
Trump’s Latest Executive Order Does Absolutely Nothing to Protect People With Pre-Existing Conditions
Instead, the president is suing to overturn the law that actually prohibits insurance companies.
From: CBS4
Colorado Secretary Of State Defends Mail-In Voting
Colorado’s Secretary of State Jena Griswold criticized President Donald Trump for misleading...
From: The Colorado Sun
Questions about Colorado candidates, ballot measures or how to vote? We're here to help.
Questions about Colorado candidates, ballot measures or how to vote? We’re here to help.
From: Colorado News Collaborative
Voting Q&A: What prevents me or anyone from voting twice — in person and by mail?
First, ballots have barcodes unique to the individual.
From: DemCast
Progressive DA Candidate: Amy Padden, Judicial District 18, Colorado
"We must make sure that all offenders, victims, and witnesses are treated fairly regardless of their race..."
From: Colorado Hometown Weekly
Boulder County provides report to voters about election security, integrity
Elections Division of the Boulder County Clerk & Recorder’s Office released a 20-page report on election security.
From: The Daily Sentinel
Election workers tout gold standard in voting systems
At no point in the process is any single individual left alone with ballots...
From: CPR News
Everything You Need To Know About Voting, And Mail-In Voting, In Colorado
We're here to set the record straight on what the rules are in Colorado.
From: CBS4
Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner On Vacant SCOTUS Seat: ‘I Will Vote To Confirm’
Gardner’s statement follows criticism about Republican vows and promises made in 2016.
From: Colorado Sun
Republicans are trailing Democrats across Colorado.
Democrats have rerouted their volunteers and resources toward expanding phone banks and digital ads.
From: Denver Post
Donald Trump and Joe Biden fight for Colorado in starkly different ways
Both campaigns have marshaled impressive state operations, political observers say.
From: ABC7
Colorado joins lawsuit against USPS over cuts and changes; Postmaster General backs off
Colorado is part of a multistate lawsuit that will be filed Tuesday against the U.S. Postal Service
From: KRDO
Colorado furloughs workdays of state employees due to budget shortfall
The State of Colorado announced Tuesday that it is furloughing the workdays for state employees...

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