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Quentin Young

Quentin Young

Quentin Young is the editor of Colorado Newsline.

COMMENTARY

It was reckless for Polis to root for crypto

By: - August 11, 2022

Cryptocurrencies reflect an extreme libertarian vision of anarcho-capitalism. They’re associated with various scams and Ponzi schemes. They facilitate money laundering and illicit trade. They’re favored by neo-Nazis and domestic extremists. They’re susceptible to price manipulation. They’re subject to wild volatility. And they’re a massive source of greenhouse gas emissions. But somehow none of that has […]

Tina Peters gains nothing in costly recount as she continues to raise money off election denial 

By: - August 5, 2022

In Colorado’s first statewide election recount in about 20 years, Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, who lost the Republican primary race in June for secretary of state but paid $255,000 to force a recount, was confirmed the loser. In a race that she lost by more than 88,000 votes, she gained 13 net votes — […]

Initial results show Tina Peters gains no ground as Colorado recount concludes

By: - August 4, 2022

No change in El Paso County. No change in Denver County. No change in Arapahoe County. By evening on the last day before a Thursday deadline for election officials in Colorado’s 64 counties to complete a recount of Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters’ primary election loss in June, the Republican candidate for Colorado secretary of […]

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With moderates like Joe O’Dea, who needs extremists?

By: - August 4, 2022

Consider how far we’ve fallen. Former President Donald Trump led a violent attempted coup based on a lie and broke America’s centuries-long tradition of peacefully transferring power. The America First movement, inspired by Trump’s stop-the-steal rhetoric, ever since the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has claimed for itself license to trash every democratic norm […]

Republican recount candidates in second lawsuit want Denver judge to halt process

By: - August 2, 2022

A group of Republican candidates for state and local offices, including Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, who lost their Colorado primary elections in June are asking a court to halt a ballot recount process that they paid to initiate. The group, members of the Colorado Recount Coalition, filed a lawsuit Monday in Denver District Court […]

El Paso clerk cites ‘blatantly false’ claims as recount group turns to lawsuits

By: - August 1, 2022

The clerk and recorder of El Paso County on Sunday shot down allegations from a group of Republican candidates who lost the Colorado primary election but claimed it was fraudulent and now claim a recount of the election is flawed. The candidates are part of Colorado Recount Coalition, which includes Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, […]

Colorado has outsize role in conspiracist Mike Lindell’s elections assault

By: - August 1, 2022

Colorado-based “election integrity” activists and purported fraud in the state’s elections have assumed a prominent place in conspiracist Mike Lindell’s nationwide campaign to prove American elections are not secure. Several Colorado activists, as Newsline has previously reported, helped found the Lindell-funded election nonprofit Cause of America, and Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, has supported election-denying […]

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You might be an abolitionist, too

By: - July 28, 2022

The most interesting aspect of the most interesting Colorado House primary race last month is that the candidate who won is an abolitionist. Media accounts of her candidacy and win dutifully mentioned this self-described attribute, and some clarified that the abolition in question relates to police and criminal justice. But given that the candidate, Elisabeth […]

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Heidi Ganahl

Heidi Ganahl is an election denier

By: - July 21, 2022

Heidi Ganahl was given every possible chance to state plainly she trusts election results. The Republican candidate for Colorado governor has had ample opportunity to assure supporters that President Joe Biden earned his position in the White House legitimately. She has been given the benefit of the doubt repeatedly, long after it was clear she […]

Colorado election activists part ways with Mike Lindell-funded group

By: - July 18, 2022

Two prominent Colorado activists are no longer part of an “election integrity” group funded by Mike Lindell, the MyPillow CEO, according to one of the activists. Holly Kasun and Ashe Epp, Colorado residents and co-founders of Colorado-based election activist group U.S. Election Integrity Plan, were two of the original staff members of Cause of America […]

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The Webb telescope images remind us who we really are

By: - July 14, 2022

So much of our collective experience as a country these days involves division and strife, but this week we rediscovered our capacity for unity and awe, occasioned by a picture. On Monday, NASA released the first image from the James Webb Space Telescope, a “deep field” photo that captures hundreds of galaxies, each containing roughly […]

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Here’s the damage Colorado Republicans would do with a Senate majority

By: - July 7, 2022

Colorado Republicans have been told by voters for a long time that they aren’t trusted to take charge of major organs of state power. Democrats have controlled both chambers of the Legislature and the governor’s office for four years, and the last time Democrats didn’t control at least two of those power hubs was 2004. […]