Dick PolmanDick PolmanFebruary 3, 20175min340

When Senate Republicans decided last year to ditch their constitutional duty - by stiffing President Obama's eminently qualified Supreme Court nominee, denying him even the courtesy of a hearing - they took a big political risk. They gambled that the voters wouldn't punish them on election day. Turns out, they were right. Their unprecedented power play paid off. And that's why the minority Democrats are currently up the creek. They can fume all they want about how the GOP stole Merrick Garland's seat - justifiably so - but their options for blocking Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch are basically nonexistent. Senate rules require 60 votes for passage, which means that Mitch McConnell needs eight Democrats to say yes. But if Democrats dig in, McConnell can always change the Senate rules and put Gorsuch on the court with a simple majority vote - 51 Republicans saying yes, no Democrats needed.

Peter MarcusPeter MarcusJanuary 25, 20175min225
Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams is reaffirming the integrity of the state’s elections system even as President Donald Trump alleges instances of voter fraud nationwide. Williams, a Republican, said Colorado employs safeguards to make sure elections are secure. “In Colorado, our clerks and our judges prevent the overwhelming majority of attempts to vote that are […]

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Wellington WebbWellington WebbNovember 15, 201614min488

As we begin to digest the 2016 election results, let me begin with our successes. First, I want to congratulate Denver voters on our 80 percent turnout, which is outstanding. I also want to congratulate Emmy Ruiz for running a great campaign in Colorado for Hillary Clinton. She helped make Colorado blue and bring Hillary our vote. Emmy was calm throughout the campaign, met with everyone she needed to and kept focus. It’s unfortunate we didn’t have more people like her nationwide. I’m also glad Denver and metro voters endorsed continuing the tax on the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District along with the Denver Public Schools bond proposal. Additionally, it was gratifying voters statewide understood the need to protect our Constitution and endorsed Amendment 71.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinNovember 8, 20163min950

More than 2.2 million of Colorado's nearly 3.3 million registered voters had turned in their ballots by Election Day, according to the Colorado Secretary of State's office, with Republican voters slightly ahead of Democratic voters. The Election Day tally showed Republican voters cast 771,745 ballots, Democratic voters cast 753,052 ballots and unaffiliated, or independent, voters cast 656,882 ballots.


Hope YenHope YenOctober 8, 20169min505

If Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton scores a high note or commits a blunder in Sunday's presidential debate, millions of voters can respond almost immediately. They can fill out a mail-in ballot right away or head to a polling location the next day. Early voting is on the rise in America. More than 45 million people are expected to vote before Election Day, Nov. 8, either by mail-in ballots or going to early-voting stations. Advance voting is underway in nearly half the 50 states, with more to follow. At least 403,000 people have voted already, according to data compiled by The Associated Press. The Clinton campaign is pinning much of its strategy on the early vote, hoping to lock in less-reliable voters. Campaign manager Robby Mook pointed this past week to North Carolina, Florida and Nevada as states where the campaign hopes to build an "insurmountable lead" before Nov. 8 on the way to the 270 electoral votes needed to win.


Jennifer KernsJennifer KernsMay 18, 20165min613

Littleton's city council once again denied the will of its voters when they killed a proposal last night to lift the city's three-year ban on retail marijuana sales inside city limits. The shocking 1-5 vote followed the second reading of draft ordinance 4-2016 before a standing room only overflow crowd that packed the chambers. The plan would have allowed existing medical marijuana facilities already operating inside Littleton city limits to offer retail sales to the public as well. Under the plan, only existing facilities who service medical clients would have been allowed to expand into retail sales; no new pot shops would have been permitted in Littleton.