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Second Colorado county clerk joins Hanks lawsuit seeking 2020 election ‘audit’

By: - November 29, 2021

A second Colorado county clerk signed on to a lawsuit filed by state Rep. Ron Hanks against Secretary of State Jena Griswold as part of an effort to conduct a third-party “audit” of the 2020 election in the state. Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder was added as a plaintiff in the lawsuit in an amended […]

MyPillow’s Lindell funds new nationwide ‘election integrity’ group with Colorado ties, activist tells Steve Bannon

By: - November 24, 2021

Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow and a leading election-conspiracy ally of former President Donald Trump, has given financial support to a new nationwide organization devoted to “election integrity,” according to Shawn Smith, a prominent Colorado Springs-based activist and apparent leader of the organization. Smith announced the launch of the organization, Cause of America, during […]

Tina Peters appears with militia supporters in video call that included endorsement of violence

By: - November 22, 2021

Tina Peters, the Mesa County clerk who is under criminal investigation for her alleged involvement in a security breach of election systems in her own office, appeared on a video call last week with supporters of the Three Percenter militia. The video was posted Thursday on the America’s Mom Facebook page, which is operated by […]

Colorado lawmaker seeks 2020 election ‘audit’ in lawsuit against Griswold

By: - November 20, 2021

Ron Hanks, a state lawmaker and a leading Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, is suing Secretary of State Jena Griswold as part of an effort to undertake a third-party “audit” of the 2020 election in Colorado. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in the state district court in Denver and is before Judge Christopher Baumann. The […]

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas former CU visiting scholar John Eastman

By: - November 10, 2021

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection this week issued a subpoena to John Eastman, a former visiting scholar at the University of Colorado Boulder. A letter that the committee sent to Eastman as part of the subpoena says its “investigation and public reports have revealed credible evidence that you know about, and […]

Colorado election 2021 updates: News on statewide measures and Denver ballot items

By: - November 2, 2021

Newsline staff is providing updates and information on statewide ballot measures and other news related to the Nov. 2, 2021 election in Colorado. All Colorado voters are asked to weigh in on three statewide ballot measures — Amendment 78, Proposition 119 and Proposition 120. Each concerns a matter of fiscal policy. Detailed information on these […]

2021 election guide: Coloradans to decide statewide and local ballot items

By: - November 2, 2021

Election Day has arrived. In Colorado, voters throughout the state on Nov. 2 will decide three statewide ballot measures. In addition, voters in various Colorado locations face ballot items of local concern, such as initiatives, city council races and school board races. Newsline reporters wrote guides on some of the most significant 2021 Colorado election […]

With state Supreme Court approval, new Colorado congressional districts are set

By: - November 2, 2021

Colorado has new districts for members of Congress. The once-a-decade process for redrawing congressional districts based on new census numbers concluded with a ruling by the state’s Supreme Court on Monday. The Supreme Court was the final destination for the proposed map of new districts, which was approved by the Colorado Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission […]

Colorado 2021 election in charts

By: - November 1, 2021

Figures updated as they become available. The secretary of state’s office releases initial vote totals after 7 p.m. Nov. 2. Last updated 11:35 p.m., Nov. 4, 2021.

Action for strained hospitals prepared in Colorado as plans to vaccinate kids 5-11 announced

By: - October 28, 2021

State public health officials, in the face of increasing hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients, have implemented one emergency measure and are preparing four others in case they’re needed, Gov. Jared Polis said during a Thursday news briefing. One of the possible measures is activation of crisis standards of care, which include guidance on triage conditions. There […]

Colorado first in nation to include gender-affirming care in some health care plans as essential benefit

By: - October 13, 2021

Colorado has become the first state in the nation to require comprehensive gender-affirming care as part of minimum, or “benchmark,” health care plans sold on the individual and small group markets, which accounts for about a quarter of the state’s health care customers. The gender-affirming care element was announced during a Tuesday news conference that […]

State Rep. Ron Hanks, election denier, enters Senate race against Democratic incumbent Bennet

By: - October 1, 2021

Republican state Rep. Ron Hanks is running to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, who is campaigning to win a third term in 2022. Hanks filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Friday, as first reported by Colorado Politics. Hanks, who is in his first term as a state lawmaker, was […]