Election 2024


MAGA malignancy arrives in a Colorado courtroom

BY: - September 28, 2023

A Colorado judge fears for her safety. In the context of history, that’s an extraordinary situation, but as part of the Trumpist erosion of constitutional order, it’s routine. It’s how the ascendant fascist forces on the American right do their thing. Physical intimidation from former President Donald Trump and his followers is present throughout their […]

GOP presidential hopefuls tear into each other and absent Trump at second debate

BY: and - September 27, 2023

The candidates polling from second to eighth in the race for the Republican nomination for president largely agreed on policy, fought over their records and took aim at former President Donald Trump at their second debate of the year Wednesday night. Trump, who leads polls of the race by substantial margins, skipped the event at […]

Anti-democratic moves by state lawmakers raise fears for 2024 election

BY: - September 25, 2023

In Wisconsin, Republican lawmakers are threatening to impeach both the state’s election administrator, who is highly regarded nationally, and a state Supreme Court justice despite a ruling by the state’s judicial commission that the justice had done nothing wrong — effectively nullifying a recent statewide election she won, Democrats say. In North Carolina, a bill […]

A view of the Denver City and County Building.

Potential for threats from Trump in 14th Amendment case sways Colorado judge

BY: - September 22, 2023

A lawyer for plaintiffs who are suing to block former President Donald Trump from the 2024 Colorado presidential ballot persuaded a judge to enter a protective order for witnesses and other people involved in the lawsuit, largely based on Trump’s history of “inflammatory” statements around other cases in which he is a defendant. Denver District […]

Colorado GOP participates in landmark lawsuit that seeks to block Trump from ballot

BY: - September 19, 2023

The Colorado Republican Party is allowed to participate in a landmark lawsuit that seeks to disqualify former President Donald Trump from the 2024 presidential ballot in Colorado. The judge in the case, Sarah Block Wallace of Denver District Court, granted the state GOP so-called intervenor status Monday, after party officials asked the court for permission […]

As violent political rhetoric escalates, Colorado election workers keep democracy going

BY: - September 15, 2023

This article is part of U.S. Democracy Day, a nationwide collaborative on Sept. 15, the International Day of Democracy, in which news organizations cover how democracy works and the threats it faces. To learn more, visit usdemocracyday.org. In June, the notorious conspiracy theorist and election denier David Clements appeared during a gathering in Chaffee County. […]


Jena Griswold should live up to her own election standards and bar Trump in Colorado

BY: - September 14, 2023

Colorado last week became a testing ground for a challenge to the candidacy of former President Donald Trump. With the nation’s eyes on a lawsuit that seeks to bar Trump from the 2024 presidential ballot as constitutionally disqualified, Secretary of State Jena Griswold has a special responsibility to maintain Colorado’s record for high elections standards […]

Latino voters in Colorado say housing, cost of living are main concerns in new poll

BY: - September 14, 2023

Latino voters in Colorado are largely concerned with the economic challenges they face and want to see policy priorities that address the rising cost of living, improve wages and enable housing stability, a statewide survey shows. That is a main takeaway from the 2023 Colorado Latino Policy Agenda, an annual survey in its third year […]

Trump attorney in 14th Amendment case defended secretary of state’s right to bar candidates from ballot

BY: - September 11, 2023

An attorney representing former President Donald Trump in a lawsuit seeking to disqualify him from running for president in Colorado has a history with some of the constitutional issues raised by the suit — as the victor in a 2012 case that plaintiffs repeatedly cited as bolstering their argument for blocking Trump from the ballot. […]

Colorado state Rep. Gabe Evans enters race to unseat Congresswoman Yadira Caraveo

BY: - September 6, 2023

Republican state Rep. Gabe Evans is running for Congress in Colorado’s 8th Congressional District, he announced Wednesday. Evans is running to unseat Democratic Rep. Yadira Caraveo, who won the election in 2022 by under 2,000 votes. “Joe Biden and congressional Democrats have chosen a path of decline for America, and Yadira Caraveo has spent her […]

Lawsuit seeks to bar Trump from presidential ballot in Colorado

BY: - September 6, 2023

A lawsuit filed in Colorado seeks to bar former President Donald Trump from appearing as a 2024 presidential candidate on ballots in the state. The suit was filed by the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington on behalf of six Colorado voters, who argue Trump is disqualified under a provision of the […]

Americans are worried about democracy. You wouldn’t know it from the GOP debate.

BY: - August 25, 2023

There’s a growing feeling, among both experts and ordinary Americans, that our democracy isn’t functioning well — and even that it’s under threat. “American democracy is cracking,” the Washington Post reported August 18. “I’m terrified,” one democracy expert told the paper. “I think we are in bad shape, and I don’t know a way out.” Forty-nine percent […]