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The election standby is as old as voting, though the ploy wasn’t officially given a name until 1980, when William Casey, Ronald Reagan’s campaign manager, coined the phrase to warn pundits that he suspected Jimmy Carter was planning to stage a last-minute resolution of the Iranian hostage crisis.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — As the pandemic prompts a surge in voting by mail, voters in a handful of states, including the presidential battlegrounds of North Carolina and Wisconsin, are facing a requirement that already is tripping up thousands — the need to have a witness sign their ballot envelope.

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President Trump sketched out a health care plan promising quality care at lower prices and greater transparency for consumers and signed an order he says will protect people with preexisting conditions Thursday.

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper tore into U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner on Wednesday in a new TV ad charging that the Colorado Republican is prepared to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "at lightning speed" but hasn't acted on a number of other pressing issues.

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While U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner is being roasted over siding with the president and other Republicans for supporting a Supreme Court justice pick before the Nov. 3 election, the House of Representatives sent his bipartisan suicide prevention bill to the president this week.

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Doug Emhoff, the husband of Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, is scheduled to take a virtual tour of a Denver bagel shop, headline a rally for National Voter Registration Day and attend a cafecito, or small coffee, with members of former Vice President Joe Biden's Colorado Latino Council.

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Eric Sondermann: "If it is possible to further escalate the election noise, intensity and stakes, the timing of this Supreme Court vacancy is just the ingredient. Any vacancy tends to have that effect these days; this one doubly so against the backdrop of a similar 2016 vacancy and given Ginsburg’s status as a progressive icon."

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Lynn Bartels: "Ballot measures don’t have a prominent place on the ballot and often are overlooked by voters, but the collection of amendments and propositions can play an outsized role in Colorado’s future."

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Gardner's announcement on Monday means it's a near certainty that President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans will be able to fill the seat this year, after another GOP senator whose position was unknown, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, announced his choice shortly before Gardner did the same.

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PHOENIX — If Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly wins a seat in the U.S. Senate, he could take office as early as Nov. 30, shrinking the GOP’s Senate majority at a crucial moment and complicating the path to confirmation for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

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WASHINGTON — The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is putting the Senate in unchartered political terrain. There's no recent precedent for a confirmation vote so close to a presidential election.

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WASHINGTON — Adam Schiff was in the audience at the 2018 Aspen Security Forum when a Microsoft executive mentioned an attempted hacking of three politicians up for reelection. It was the first that Schiff, then the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, had ever heard of it.

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The salvos are in response to a steady stream of attacks former Gov. John Hickenlooper and his allies have been mounting against U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, his Republican opponent, for lawmakers' failure to pass a pandemic relief package after Gardner declared in late May that is was "unfathomable" for the Senate to go into recess without approving more aid.

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In the settlement reached in federal court in Denver, the U.S. Postal Service agreed to destroy mailers delivering inaccurate voting info, presumably attempts to confuse voters and suppress turnout. Colorado's secretary of state and attorney general will have the "unprecedented" opportunity to review the materials from national organizations for accuracy.

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While both the Trump and Biden campaigns say Colorado is crucial to their paths to the White House, neither is treating the state as the battleground it has been for the previous three cycles, when all eyes were on Colorado’s voters, and the presidential candidates, their running mates and family members were fixtures in the state’s landscape.

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Protect Colorado rolled out a statewide six-figure ad buy, online and on TV, to get eyeballs on a 30-second spot directed at Gov. Jared Polis — but more precisely, at a committee of regulators his administration helped seat.

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SALT LAKE CITY — President Donald Trump points to spiking crime and delivers stark statistics on murders and shootings as part of his “law and order” campaign emphasis that suggests cities are overrun with violence that only he can stop.

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The push to ensure that all Coloradans have sufficient voting access in Colorado continues, with a recent visit by Secretary of State Jena Griswold to Southwest Colorado to meet with representatives of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and Southern Ute Tribe to discuss increased voting access for Native Americans living on tribal lands. 

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LONDON — Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio and other celebrities are taking part in a 24-hour Instagram “freeze” on Wednesday to protest against what they say is parent company Facebook's failure to tackle violent and hateful content and election misinformation.

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As Congress balks, well-funded nonprofits are donating hundreds of millions of dollars to help state and local officials run elections during the pandemic — a sudden infusion of private cash in what was once considered a core government function.

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“How can our service members entrust their lives to a man who befriends dictators, pardons war criminals, and demonstrates such blatant disdain for the sacrifices of our veterans? As commander in chief, this betrayal of our armed forces cuts particularly deep.”