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Ernest Luning: "In conversations with political insiders lately, it's become nearly as common as remarking on the weather to ask if there's news about a Republican running for any number of top-ticket offices, and the answers are usually the same."

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The group has proposed a map that would include a district that would group together the areas north and northeast of the Denver metro area, which includes a significant and growing Hispanic population. It would include portions of Adams County, southwest Weld County and Greeley, and northeast portions of Boulder County. It would be 26% Hispanic and in total 32% nonwhite.

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To explore how the redistricting criteria can affect a map, Colorado Politics compiled several different maps, each with district population deviations of less than one percentage point and using some of the same data being used by the commission, but drawn prioritizing different concepts. Some seem unlikely, but they illustrate how the redistricting criteria manifest in different maps, while some might end up resembling the map ultimately drawn by the commission.

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Eric Sondermann: "In Colorado and the vast majority of other states, the top election officials with the solemn responsibility of fairly and impartially administering our democracy’s central feature are themselves partisan actors elected through a partisan process."

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Ernest Luning catches up with Weston Imer, known as "the kid of the Trump campaign" in Colorado, who hopes some of that Trump magic can rub off on the long-shot bid of his mom, Laurel Imer, to unseat eight-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter. 

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A political consultant with strong Colorado ties is caught up in a controversy involving Donald Trump's stolen election lie, the Proud Boys and the Nevada Republican Party, according to reporting Wednesday from the Washington Post.

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The board's decision was based on relatively narrow grounds: Proponents had failed to adhere to the constitutional requirement of including only a single subject in their ballot measure. While the designated representatives maintained the measure's contents fell under the topic of election integrity, board members saw new constraints on legislative and judicial authority as additional subjects.

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Job Creators Network, an advocacy group founded by Home Depot Inc. co-founder Bernie Marcus, in a lawsuit filed Monday in a New York federal district court is demanding "the immediate return" of the All-Star Game or payment of $100 million in damages to Georgia small businesses.

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At its prior meeting, the Title Board found the it lacked jurisdiction to award a title for Initiative #38 because its proponents failed to follow the law when submitting their materials to the secretary of state's office. The proponents subsequently re-filed the initiative paperwork.

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Ernest Luning: "The Colorado Springs Republican, serving his eighth term in Congress, has had more close calls than a long-tailed cat on a porch full of rocking chairs."

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Margot Herzl of Littleton and Anna Omsberg of Bailey, the board determined, failed to follow the proper legal procedure for submitting their original, amended and final versions of Initiative #38 to the Title Board by the deadline. 

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Calling Sandoval "an incredible, proven community organizer and leader," Wendy Howell, director of the Working Families Party's Colorado affiliate, said the former social worker is the strongest candidate to take on Boebert in next year's election.

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A proposed ballot initiative that would do away with mail voting in Colorado, forbid the use of drop boxes and require a fingerprinted "government-issued elector card" when voting will appear before the Title Board on Wednesday.

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Colorado’s highest court on Monday heard arguments over whether state legislators have the authority to enact a law that would adjust the voter-approved state redistricting process, with several justices skeptical of the legality or prudence of lawmakers’ proposal.

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The Denver event, presented by the Paramount Theatre, Tobin Entertainment and Comedy Works Entertainment, is being billed as “A Conversation with Stacey Abrams: An evening of candid conversation and insights on politics, leadership, entrepreneurship, social justice and being a true voice for change.”

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In Alaska, West Virginia and other mostly rural states, census takers relied more on the word of neighbors, landlords and others for information about a home's residents. In New Jersey, New York and other more densely populated states in the Mid-Atlantic region, they were more likely to come…

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Eric Sondermann: "Here we are a full half-year past the election (and after all major news organizations, including Fox News and other conservative outlets, declared a Biden victory), and Trump’s party, led by the impresario himself, are firmly, defiantly, unmovably stuck between the grieving stages of denial and anger."

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A national campaign finance and election reform group on Thursday endorsed U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet's bid for a third term, noting that the Colorado Democrat is the only senator seeking re-election in 2022 who doesn't raise contributions from corporate PACs or federal lobbyists.

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"If we’re more concerned about loyalty to a man instead of loyalty to principles and an ideology, then we’re lost as a party, and, unfortunately, that’s kind of where we are right now," said Wist, who spoke with Colorado Politics ahead of Thursday's release of a letter signed by more than 100 prominent Republicans.

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One of the nation's most recognized experts on election integrity, McReynolds' nomination by President Joe Biden is a nod to the controversy generated in the last election, as then-President Donald Trump called into question the security of mail ballots.

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Holder, the nation's top lawyer for six years under President Barack Obama, is scheduled to join Griswold for a discussion about "redistricting, voting access and other issues facing our democracy," the Democrat's campaign said in an email.

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Democrats said the For the People Act's aim is to reduce the influence of money in politics poured in by groups that aren't required to identify its source, while ensuring fairness and weeding out political corruption, with an overall goal of providing accurate, accessible elections.

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A panel of state lawmakers on Monday tweaked then sent for consideration by the full House chamber, a bill that would adjust how the state’s new voter-approved redistricting works this year, in response to census data delays caused by the global pandemic.