Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 16, 20187min1609

Russians intending to influence the 2016 presidential election targeted Colorado and other swing states as part of a multi-million dollar operation to "sow discord" among Americans while helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton, according to an indictment released Friday naming 13 Russians and three Russian organizations.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 28, 20184min4439

Candidates, campaigns and political parties aren't the only ones gearing up for the election, the Colorado Democratic Party warns in this month's Democratic Dispatch newsletter. The Russian government-aligned hackers who broke into email accounts belonging to Democrats — including presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, her campaign chairman John Podesta and state Sen. Andy Kerr — in order to influence the last election look like they're back for more, and no one involved in politics is safe, the state party's tech team advises.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningJuly 4, 201726min3188

A group of Georgia voters and a Colorado-based watchdog organization filed a lawsuit late Monday asking a judge to overturn the results of last month’s 6th Congressional District special election and scrap the state’s voting system, Colorado Politics has learned. The complaint, filed in Fulton County Superior Court, alleges that state and local election officials ignored warnings for months that Georgia’s centralized election system — already known for potential security flaws and lacking a paper trail to verify results — had been compromised and left unprotected from intruders since at least last summer, casting doubt on Republican Karen Handel’s 3.8-point win over Democrat Jon Ossoff in the most expensive House race in the nation’s history.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningJune 18, 20177min373

Nigel Farage, co-founder of the UK Independence Party and leader of the Brexit movement to withdraw the United Kingdom from the European Union, told Colorado Politics it could be time for President Donald Trump to address the American people in order to counteract what he called “pure obstructionism” by establishment forces in the wake of last year’s global populist wave.