The program will be open for applications from county clerks starting in July and the grants will be awarded "based on applicants’ level of need toward increasing their security infrastructure."
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."
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.
A decorated Army combat veteran who only recently registered as a Republican wants to take on U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, the Colorado Democrat seeking a third term in next year's election.
The Aurora City Council will interview six candidates later this month to determine who will fill the temporary council vacancy to represent Ward Two after Councilwoman Nicole Johnston resigns.
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.
Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin will vote against the Democrats' election bill, the For the People Act, calling it "the wrong piece of legislation to bring our country together."
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."
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.
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.
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.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Democrat Melanie Stansbury has won election to Congress for New Mexico to fill a vacant seat previously held by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland.
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.
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.
George Stern, 33, was elected clerk and recorder in Jefferson County in 2018, the first Democrat to hold the office since 1998.
U.S. Rep. Jason Crow is scheduled to appear on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday to talk about what he contends are the risks of failing to address the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, after Senate Republicans blocked a commission to investigate the attack.
Seven people will run to finish Councilwoman Nicole Johnston’s term representing Ward 2 on the Aurora City Council after she resigns from her position next month.
Three high schools from around Colorado earned the Secretary of State’s 2021 Eliza Pickrell Routt Award this year for registering students to vote.
Polly Baca told Colorado Politics that Valdez, a fifth-generation Colorado farmer and rancher, "represents the people of the 3rd District far better than any of the other candidates I've seen."
Health and wealth teacher Andrew Wommack has long urged his followers to “take back Colorado” from the “demon-possessed” socialists and Democrats who’ve turned the state from red to blue.
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."
The measure won approval 252-175 in the Democratic-controlled House over objections from Republican leaders and former President Donald Trump, with all four of the state's Democrats voting in favor.
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.
Fox is one of several defendants, including former President Donald Trump's legal team, facing lawsuits alleging they disregarded the truth that the November election was not stolen from the president.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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…
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."
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.
"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.
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.
Colorado’s independent congressional redistricting commission voted Monday to begin drawing draft congressional maps that rely on survey data and estimates, due to a months-long delay in the U.S. Census Bureau’s normal decennial census data.
Colorado’s independent redistricting commissions have hired attorneys days before a crucial legal deadline in a fast-moving state supreme court case that could alter the once-in-a-decade political map drawing process.
Bennet's endorsers include nearly every living Colorado Democrat who has served as governor, U.S. senator or member of Congress, as well as dozens of current and former state lawmakers, mayors, county commissioners and activists.
In a year of stern attention on Republican election bills in conservative states, the Democratic Senate Bill 250 slid onto the Colorado General Assembly's agenda quietly when it was introduced three-quarters of the way through the legislative session and had its first hearing on May 4.
Former Vice President Mike Pence will headline a major GOP fundraising dinner in New Hampshire, in a move sparking speculation of a 2024 run for president.
A recently formed nonprofit with Republican Party ties gave $128,000 this spring to campaign efforts that backed three Colorado Springs City Council candidates.
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.
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.
The Aurora City Council is looking for someone to fill its Ward Two seat after Councilwoman Nicole Johnston announced she would be resigning from her position in June.
Hogan is one of five candidates seeking two at-large seats on the council. She is joined in the race by Adam Fung, Danielle Jurinsky, John Ronquillo and Dustin Zvonek.
A group devoted to defeating U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert at the ballot box is auctioning off the logo used by Shooters Grill, the Silt Republican's gun-themed restaurant in Rifle, after a comedian said Boebert's congressional office demanded he take down a parody website filled with unflatterin…
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.
The Aurora City Council is about to look a lot different as only one sitting council member is currently running for re-election for the five open seats in November 2021.
At a Lincoln Day Dinner at Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump sat in between two of his most prominent heirs apparent, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Newsmax apologized to an executive at Dominion Voting Systems, one of the companies at the center of former President Donald Trump's election fraud claims, for airing allegations that he was involved in the manipulation of voting machines used during the 2020 election.
The KOM Colorado Poll from Keating Research, OnSight Public Affairs and Mike Melanson shows 56% of Colorado voters say they have a favorable opinion of Biden, who completed his 100th day in office on Thursday, while 42% give the president thumbs down.
It was the crinkle heard 'round the world — or across the Twitterverse, at least.