Sara Wilson

Sara Wilson

Sara Wilson covers state government, Colorado's congressional delegation, energy and other stories for Newsline. She formerly was a reporter for The Pueblo Chieftain, where she covered politics and government in southern Colorado.

Ballot drop box intimidation will ‘not be tolerated,’ Colorado secretary of state says

By: - October 24, 2022

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold is advising voters of their rights amid the possibility of intimidation as they return their ballots at a drop box, following encouragement from an election denial group for their members to physically watch ballot drop boxes. “There is no room for ambiguity when it comes to protecting every Coloradan’s […]

3 takeaways from 7th District debate between state Sen. Brittany Pettersen and Erik Aadland

By: - October 24, 2022

Democratic state Sen. Brittany Pettersen and Republican Erik Aadland participated in the only televised debate in the race to represent Colorado’s 7th Congressional District on Friday, as voters began to receive their mail-in ballots across the state. The debate was hosted by 9News, which has also hosted debates between candidates for attorney general, treasurer and […]

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Judge throws out illegal voting charge against state Sen. Pete Lee

By: - October 21, 2022

A judge dismissed an indictment against state Sen. Pete Lee on Friday that alleged he illegally voted in a March 2020 election. Judge Eric Bentley of the 4th Judicial District dismissed the case after deciding that false evidence unwittingly submitted to the grand jury by the El Paso County District Attorney played a large role […]

Colorado Supreme Court denies appeal in state Sen. Kevin Priola recall

By: - October 21, 2022

The Colorado Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from a group seeking a recall election against state Sen. Kevin Priola, making it likely that any action will have to wait until the new year. The court denied the appeal on Oct. 18. A previous ruling in Denver District Court this month determined that recall […]

Two free RTD fare days meant to encourage voter turnout in Denver area

By: - October 20, 2022

There will be two zero fare days on public transportation in the Denver metro area to encourage voter participation in the general election, the secretary of state’s office and Regional Transportation District announced Tuesday. Riders can access the bus and rail services from RTD for free on National Vote Early Day on Oct. 28 and […]

Voter Guide 2022: Top statewide offices

By: , and - October 19, 2022

Top statewide offices up for election in 2022 include Colorado governor, secretary of state, attorney general and treasurer. Each of the races this year for those offices, which will be decided in the Nov. 8 election, feature a Democratic incumbent. Below is information about the candidates and their answers to a questionnaire. Answers were lightly […]

Mistakes in Elbert County clerk’s office prompt appointment of election supervisor

By: - October 19, 2022

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold appointed an election supervisor Wednesday to monitor the general election in Elbert County, following a 2021 alleged security breach committed by the county’s clerk and mistakes in ballot counting during this year’s primary election. In 2021, Republican Clerk Dallas Schroeder gave copies of the county’s election system hard drive […]

Voter Guide 2022: U.S. House

By: , , and - October 19, 2022

Every two years, every U.S. House of Representatives seat is up for election. In Colorado, that means all eight of the state’s congressional office holders will be decided by voters in November. Due to 2020 census numbers that showed substantial population growth in the previous decade, this is the first time Colorado has eight congressional […]

Phil Weiser, John Kellner debate role of Colorado attorney general in addressing public safety

By: - October 19, 2022

Attorney General Phil Weiser and his Republican opponent John Kellner disagreed during a debate Tuesday night on which entity is responsible for controlling and addressing crime in the state and the wider role of the attorney general’s office, as voters begin to make decisions over who should be Colorado’s top law enforcement officer. “It’s important […]

Here is what statewide candidates have spent on advertising ahead of the general election

By: - October 19, 2022

As ballots head out to voters across the state this week, Coloradans can expect a continued flurry of campaign advertisements to hit their televisions, streaming services and internet browsers as candidates for statewide office push their messages. It is an industry that involves tens of millions of dollars in Colorado. Colorado Newsline analyzed political television […]

Secretary of state appoints election supervisor to Pueblo County for general election

By: - October 17, 2022

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold appointed an election supervisor in Pueblo County on Monday to monitor the general election, citing a ballot misprint that might cause voter confusion. The supervisor will work with County Clerk Gilbert “Bo” Ortiz, a Democrat. Ortiz also had an election supervisor during the primary election in June after the […]

Polis, Ganahl offer contrasting visions for Colorado income tax reduction during second debate

By: - October 14, 2022

The two candidates for Colorado governor agreed on the premise of eliminating the state income tax during their first televised debate Thursday evening, but they disagreed on the timeline and strategy to do so. “My opponent’s intentions are great, and I agree that we should decrease or try to abolish the income tax in Colorado, […]