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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 22, 20185min1218

A bipartisan organization pushing ballot measures to change the way Colorado draws its legislative and congressional boundaries announced the support Monday of a number of groups representing rural, minority, business and civic reform interests. Fair Districts Colorado, a group chaired by Kent Thiry, the CEO of kidney dialysis giant DaVita Inc., said it now has the backing of Progressive 15 and Action 22, associations representing 37 counties in northeastern and southeastern Colorado, respectively; the African Leadership Group, an advocacy organization for African immigrants; Clean Slate Now, a group devoted to campaign finance reform; and Colorado Concern, an association of some of the state's top business executives.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 3, 201810min675

The battle is heating up over how Colorado draws its legislative and congressional boundaries. After failing to knock out a pair of proposed redistricting and reapportionment ballot measures in court, a rough coalition of mostly liberal and good-government groups filed competing ballot measures in late December and is vowing to take the choice before voters this fall — potentially a case of, if you can't beat 'em in court, join 'em on the ballot.


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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinOctober 24, 20163min372

On the heels of reports of dead voters being sent ballots for years in Colorado comes a case of two ballots sent to the same person for the Nov. 8 general election. As reported by KDVR Fox 31, Jessica Olson of Evergreen said her 21-year-old daughter, Makinzy, received two mail-in ballots from the Jefferson County Elections Division the day after more than 3 million registered voters were sent the ballots statewide.


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Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsOctober 19, 20161min322

As Republican campaigners we are faced with ballots unsecured overnight by Democrat clerks; people casting votes in adjacent districts just before polls close; large numbers of provisional ballots cast by people who haven't moved; van-loads of people arriving at a polling place with only one able to speak English and all giving the same address; harvesting ballots from apartment house lobbies; same day registration with utility bills shown as "proof" of citizenship; accusations of "witch-hunting" when finding dead voters and people casting multiple votes; etc.


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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinSeptember 21, 201617min317

A proposed constitutional amendment to add stricter regulations to the sale of marijuana and related products in Colorado did not make the Nov. 8 general election ballot because the industry "bought off" companies that help gather petition signatures, backers of the failed measure claim. A marijuana industry official called the allegation untrue and backers "old school" in their total opposition to marijuana.


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Jared WrightJared WrightSeptember 18, 20164min289

Proposals to pile on regulations and to soak Coloradans of billions of dollars in new taxes will crowd the ballot you receive next month. Can you afford to shell out more of your hard-fought income to various governmental entities? Many Coloradans are struggling — and government already has so much. Should you give them more? What are these proposals clamoring for your cash? First, government health care for all Coloradans through so-called ColoradoCare. This one is on your ballot as Amendment 69. It would be paid for by a 10% increase in income tax, giving Colorado the highest income tax rate in the nation. And that’s just the beginning. This tax can be raised again and again as prompted by an unaccountable oversight board. Can you afford that?


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Paula NoonanPaula NoonanSeptember 18, 20165min305

Oil and gas companies had a good day in Colorado this week when Secretary of State Wayne Williams declared that two anti-fracking initiatives, Nos. 75 and 78, didn’t collect enough signatures to meet the 98,000-plus threshold to get on the ballot. The industry, which had already spent over $15 million to defeat the proposed constitutional amendments, was relieved of spending many millions more.