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After more than 500 days of contentious campaigning, countless attack ads, an unending stream of polling, and incessant canvassing, the 2016 election is finally drawing to a close. Here in Colorado, voters are not only playing a key role in the presidential election, but we’ll also be choosing one...
November 8 2016, 4:45 PM
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Colorado is more than just a presidential battleground in 2016. The bigger (and arguably most important) race this Election Day is for the control of our state legislature.
Out of 86 state legislative chambers with elections this year, Ballotpedia named 20 as battleground chambers, ...
November 8 2016, 2:35 PM
Over the past 10 years of covering politics in Colorado, I've encountered a persistent theme: Every one of our legislators, regardless of party, simply loves living here.
Whenever I've asked local or state pols why Colorado's legislative system seems to work better than its counterpart in...
November 8 2016, 10:55 AM
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The fateful day is (finally) almost here, and whether this is like early Christmas for you or you're ready for the political drama to end, here are some parties where you can watch the election results roll in.
The Colorado Democratic Party Election Night Party
November 4 2016, 11:14 AM
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Donald Trump's war cry of a “rigged” election has become a staple of his presidential campaign, and now it’s trickled down to lower-level races.
These false assertions have infected Colorado politics, most notably of late from incumbent state Senator Laura Woods and in the...
November 2 2016, 11:34 AM
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We're down to the final countdown of one of the strangest election cycles in recent memory. Forget about the presidential race for a moment (if you can). Before the last votes are cast on November 8, here's a roundup of Colorado’s most notable news stories from the election's final weeks. ...
November 1 2016, 2:35 PM
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As you comb through your 2016 Colorado mail-in ballot, one section might seem particularly inscrutable. I’m not referring to the myriad and complicated initiatives, one of which, in a very meta move, would create a constitutional amendment that would make it tougher to—wait for it—amend the...
October 28 2016, 12:10 PM
Morgan Carroll (left) talks to women constituents at a recent event. Photo courtesy of Carroll for Colorado
Hillary Clinton isn't the only candidate trying to break a glass ceiling in 2016. In Colorado's 6th Congressional District, former State Senate Minority Leader Morgan Carroll hopes to unseat GOP incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman to become the district's first congresswoman.
In Colorado, the artificial...
October 25 2016, 2:20 PM