Briefs

Rep. Lauren Boebert inches into lead over Adam Frisch in U.S. House race

BY: - November 10, 2022

Incumbent Rep. Lauren Boebert overtook Adam Frisch with a small lead on Thursday in the race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, though there are still more ballots to be counted and the margins are still flirting with an automatic recount. As of 6:39 p.m. on Thursday, two days after Election Day, Boebert, a Republican from […]

How ballot ‘curing,’ recounts work in Colorado as Boebert-Frisch race comes down to wire

BY: - November 10, 2022

Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado remains locked in an unexpectedly close battle for reelection against Democratic challenger Adam Frisch in the 3rd Congressional District, with Boebert leading by 1,136 votes in unofficial results as of 6:39 p.m. Thursday. Approximately 5,000 ballots had remained to be counted in Pueblo County around mid-afternoon Thursday, according […]

Health care and climate top priorities for Yadira Caraveo, new member of Congress in a new Colorado district

BY: - November 10, 2022

Yadira Caraveo, a Colorado state representative, stood at a lectern Thursday in the backyard of her childhood home in Adams County north of Denver. Her parents, who immigrated from Mexico and moved to the Denver-area home when Caraveo was in second grade, watched from a balcony as the 41-year-old Caraveo addressed reporters for the first […]

Colorado House Republicans select Mike Lynch as new minority leader

BY: - November 10, 2022

Colorado House Republicans selected Rep. Mike Lynch to serve as the chamber’s minority leader on Thursday, following the sudden death of the previous leader and an Election Day that saw the caucus shrink. Lynch, who lives in Wellington, won by a 12-5 margin over Rep. Stephanie Luck of Penrose, who nominated herself for the position. […]

Yadira Caraveo

Democrat Caraveo upsets GOP’s Kirkmeyer to win new 8th Congressional District seat in Colorado

BY: - November 9, 2022

Democratic state Rep. Yadira Caraveo, a pediatrician from Thornton, will be the U.S. representative from Colorado’s newly created 8th Congressional District. Caraveo’s Republican opponent, state Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer of Weld County, called Caraveo to concede the race on Wednesday evening. “While this is not the outcome we hoped for, I am proud of our team […]

Biden says midterm elections turned out to be ‘a good day’ for democracy

BY: - November 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that even though midterm election results have yet to determine which party will control Congress, Democrats had a strong night defending their majority in both chambers. Control of both the U.S. Senate and House remained unclear Wednesday as more than 50 House seats have not been called and […]

Georgia fight for U.S. Senate seat will go to a December runoff

BY: and - November 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — Control of the U.S. Senate once again might hinge on Georgia, as voters in the Peach State will head back to the polls next month in a runoff election.  Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock and former professional football player and GOP nominee Herschel Walker are in a dead heat in Georgia, sending that […]

Recreational marijuana use will be legal in 21 states after ballot measures pass

BY: - November 9, 2022

Advocates for marijuana liberalization saw mixed results as legalization ballot measures were counted Tuesday, with Maryland and Missouri voters approving recreational use for adults but Arkansas, South Dakota and North Dakota rejecting the proposal. Maryland and Missouri will bring the list of states where recreational marijuana use is legal to 21. Maryland’s referendum passed easily, […]

Adam Frisch leads Rep. Lauren Boebert by under 100 votes in Colorado

BY: - November 9, 2022

The race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District between incumbent Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert and Adam Frisch was still too close to call Wednesday afternoon as more ballots trickled in throughout the day and Frisch’s surprising lead narrowed. As of 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Frisch led with 50.01% of the vote and only 62 more votes, […]

Election deniers lose attempts to control elections in critical battleground states

BY: - November 9, 2022

Several prominent Republican candidates who denied the results of the 2020 election lost their races on Tuesday, but other critical races featuring election deniers have not been called.  Going into Election Day, election deniers were on the ballot in around half of the races for governor and secretary of state and one-third of the races […]

Here’s how Denver’s ballot measures went over with voters

BY: - November 9, 2022

Denver voters had the chance to approve a variety of ballot initiatives relating to evictions, the library, sidewalks and recycling, with all but one question being approved.  Ballots included four referred questions — which come to the ballot directly from Denver’s city government — and three initiated ordinances — which make it onto the ballot […]

Mushrooms

Measure to legalize psychedelic mushrooms holds narrow lead as Colorado results trickle in

BY: - November 9, 2022

Unofficial 2022 election results showed Colorado voters on track to take another big step towards drug decriminalization, with a measure to legalize and regulate psychedelic mushrooms leading narrowly as votes continue to be counted. Proposition 122, dubbed the Natural Medicine Health Act, was ahead with 51% support after more than 1.8 million votes had been […]