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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 26, 20174min972

Joining the ranks of Jimmy Carter, Madeleine Albright and Nelson Mandela, the Denver Elections Division has been honored by the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies for developing an application that allows voters to register and on electronic tablets instead of paper. Denver’s award was for its eSign app and its Voter Registration Drive module and the category was Outstanding Achievement in International Institutional Engagement and Electoral Ergonomy.


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Crisanta DuranCrisanta DuranJuly 27, 20164min352

Our nominee said it best last night: "We put the biggest crack in the glass ceiling yet." We made history, making Hillary Clinton the first ever woman nominee for President from any major political party. For the rest of my life, I will remember that ground breaking moment in American history. I’m proud to say that throughout the second day of the Democratic National Convention, women took center stage.



Jared WrightJared WrightJuly 27, 201649min295

DENVER — Colorado helped drive in a major, historic marker yesterday. With the help of 36 of Colorado's 78 delegates — Hillary Clinton became the first woman to win a major party nomination for President of the United States. While Floyd Ciruli has surmised Colorado is no longer a battleground state, we expect to see Clinton and her opponent Donald Trump come around Colorado often nonetheless — starting this week, in fact — as they campaign through the general election. Happy Day No. 208 of 2016, only 104 days remaining until Election Day! ("That many!" groan the laypersons. "That few!?" exclaim all the wonks). Read on for your daily briefing on all things Colorado politics ...



Jared WrightJared WrightJuly 26, 201642min358

DENVER — Well, none of us can say we didn't see the rough and tumble conventions for both parties coming from miles away right? Happy Day # 2 of the Democratic National Convention ... and All or Nothing Day (more encouragement for the Bernie Sanders supporters). This morning Hillary Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he didn't believe the stolen DNC emails were a "coincidence." "All I know is what the experts and the reporters are telling us, what they're saying is it was likely Russian actors. I think the timing around our convention was not a coincidence." So everyones' suspicions are confirmed. Trump connection, though? "Absurd" says his campaign. But the email hacking caused somewhat of a total upheaval on Convention Day 1, and a subsequent bowing out of Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her place in the chair of the convention yesterday — the festivities were instead gaveled in by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Meanwhile, leaders in the Colorado for Bernie Sanders movement are calling for party unity and (at least eventual) support for Clinton. But it wasn't all butterflies and cordiality.


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Lynn BartelsLynn BartelsJune 24, 201610min414

Wayne Williams was a junior at Brigham Young University in 1985 when he was awarded a Truman Scholarship, given to students because of their “leadership potential and interest in government and public service.” Did they get it right? Well, Williams would go on to become chairman of the Colorado Springs Housing Authority and the El Paso County Republican Party, serve two terms as a county commissioner and one term as clerk and recorder. Then in 2014 he was elected Colorado’s secretary of state with more votes than any other SOS candidate in state history.


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Lynn BartelsLynn BartelsJune 24, 20166min318

In a ceremony marked by elation and emotion, 79 people from 33 countries lifted their right hands Wednesday and become citizens of the country they love. “I am so grateful to be in the United States,” said Rachel Kalonda, 48, who is from the Congo. “I feel so great. I start a new experience today.”In a ceremony marked by elation and emotion, 79 people from 33 countries lifted their right hands Wednesday and become citizens of the country they love.