8:14 am, Nov 2, 2004
The presidential and U.S. Senate races have (deservedly) received most of the attention in Colorado this campaign season. But this campaign season has also seen an epic struggle for control of the state Senate. In 2000, Democrats surprised the self-described experts by taking control of that chamber, only to lose it by a single seat in 2002. At... MORE
8:13 am, Nov 2, 2004
Today's the day. Every registered voter has the right to vote in their precinct. To reduce the chance for error, here are some easy steps to take before you go -- followed by some places to go for help if you run into trouble.
Before you go:
Check here and make sure you are registered to vote and that you have the right polling place.
4:08 pm, Nov 1, 2004
The polls have yet to open, but the Rocky Mountain News has already declared President Bush the winner in Colorado by 41% to 34% (depspite the fact that the latest Zogby poll has Bush barely edging Kerry 48-47 percent. ) The News also called the Senate race for Pete Coors and a Congressional race for Marilyn Musgrave.
What's up? Raw Story has... MORE
3:29 pm, Nov 1, 2004
Colorado's election chief, Secretary of State Donetta Davidson, has flown to Arizona to be with her brother who is in a coma following a motorcycle accident on Saturday.
She will not be here Election Day. Deputy Secretary of State Bill Hobbs and election officers Bill Compton and Drew Durham will stand in for her. If there is a crisis,... MORE
2:07 pm, Nov 1, 2004
In yet another bit of fine PR for the state of Colorado, Harper's Contributing Editor Greg Palast takes a look at the Secretary of State's office, and finds a system being abused for partisan purposes:
Colorado Secretary of State Donetta Davidson just weeks ago removed several thousand voters from the state's voter rolls. She tagged felons as... MORE
9:00 am, Nov 1, 2004
You've been browbeaten for months to get out there and rock that vote. Hopefully you'll do your civic duty and are ready to celebrate democracy with...cocktails, fashion shows, and concerts?
Wear your "I Voted" sticker to the Bluebird Tuesday night for free tickets to see the "I Voted Concert" with George... MORE
8:10 am, Nov 1, 2004
Will Colorado become the Florida of 2004, with vote litigation putting the results in doubt for weeks after Election Day? Based on the polls, there is no way to tell -- the presidential and Senate races are breathtakingly close in some polls and not in others. But we do know there are a number of potential problems with the election process in... MORE
7:57 am, Nov 1, 2004
Boulder County has announced that it may not provide vote totals until Wednesday evening.
Officials in Boulder County warned that election results might not be available until Wednesday night, saying extra time may be necessary because of a large projected turnout and the use of paper ballots.
"We didn't pick the hare; we picked the tortoise,... MORE
7:00 am, Nov 1, 2004
The November 2004 issue of 5280 went on-sale at area newsstands Friday, and was mailed to subscribers last week. You can browse the issue's table of contents here, or read the full text of Being John Hickenlooper, an inside look the incredible success of Denver's neophyte mayor. The story marks the first contribution to 5280 by long-time Denver... MORE
9:45 pm, Oct 31, 2004
It's been an exciting first week of blogging here at 5280.com. Thank goodness this coming week will be a quiet one; we need the rest. What? An election? Great...
If this is your first visit to our blog, here's a fast recap of just some of the stories we posted this week:
A Colorado Avalanche
The Missing Absentee Ballots
Marilyn Musgrave's "... MORE
11:22 am, Oct 31, 2004
Al Gore spoke to a full house at the Paramount Theater in downtown Denver last night. His appearance was part of a campaign by MoveOn.org to get the vote out for John Kerry.
"I am Al Gore," he deadpanned, "and I used to be the next president of the United States."
He made several comments about the role the Supreme Court played in the 2000... MORE
8:00 am, Oct 31, 2004
In what is likely to be the last appearance of a national political figure in Colorado before Tuesday's election, Vice President Dick Cheney will appear in Colorado Springs on Monday.
No one can accuse Cheney of not making every effort to save his boss' job. The Monday visit will be his eighth stop in Colorado since the start of the campaign.... MORE
7:30 am, Oct 31, 2004
Coloradans have taken advantage of the state's on-demand early voting and absentee ballot availability like never before. According to the Rocky Mountain News, nearly 700,000 votes were cast at early voting locations or through absentee ballots received by Friday, October 29, the close of early voting. This is out of a total of over 3.1 million... MORE
2:29 pm, Oct 30, 2004
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a Washington-based watchdog group, has asked the Department of Justice Public Integrity Section to investigate Colorado Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave. The group believes that Musgrave illegally allowed her re-election campaign to be run out of her congressional district office.
6:46 pm, Oct 29, 2004
It's been a few days since we launched the weblog portion of 5280.com, and now that most of the initial kinks have been worked out, I wanted to take a moment to officially welcome you to the latest step in the evolution of 5280 magazine.
With Nov. 2 fast approaching, our initial priority is to bring a little bit of clarity to what's become a... MORE