Election 2020

Threats, election audit requests though infrequent are reported in Colorado

BY: - June 26, 2021

Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced last week temporary new rules that narrow who can access and audit voting equipment in Colorado. The emergency rules came in response to unprecedented third-party requests for access to county voting equipment used in the 2020 elections, Griswold said. In some cases, Griswold told CNN this week, “Our local […]

Former Colorado GOP chair accused of stealing $280K from pro-Trump super PAC

BY: - June 16, 2021

The former chair of the Colorado Republican Party is facing potential legal disciplinary sanctions over allegations that he “misappropriated” nearly $280,000 from a pro-Donald Trump super PAC between 2016 and 2019. The allegations against Ryan Call, who served two terms as state chair of the Colorado GOP between 2011 and 2015, were disclosed in a […]

Trump wanted Supreme Court to order new election in Arizona, other states

BY: - June 16, 2021

Documents obtained by the U.S. House Oversight Committee showed that former President Donald Trump wanted his Justice Department to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to order a half dozen states, including Arizona, to hold new presidential elections and to bar them from casting their electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden. On Dec. 29, Trump assistant […]

Boebert’s alleged insurrection role will not be investigated by House ethics committee

BY: - June 15, 2021

The U.S. House Committee on Ethics informed Rep. Lauren Boebert on Monday that it would not establish a subcommittee to investigate her alleged role in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, according to a letter from the Committee that Boebert released. One of Boebert’s own colleagues, Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, had […]

Experts raise concerns about processes, transparency as Arizona election audit begins

BY: - April 26, 2021

This story first appeared in the Arizona Mirror. As the Arizona Senate’s historic recount and audit of the 2020 general election in Maricopa County kicked off, outside the watchful eye of journalists who were banned from attending, election integrity experts raised a number of concerns about what they deemed an alarming lack of policies or […]

No, Colorado voting laws aren’t more restrictive than Georgia’s

BY: - April 6, 2021

Colorado sports fans will get an unexpected treat this summer when Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game comes to Coors Field on July 13, the league officially announced on Tuesday. “This all moved very quickly,” Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said in a press conference Tuesday. “What usually takes months or even years to happen, happened in […]

U.S. House panel to gather evidence on challenge to Miller-Meeks election

BY: - March 10, 2021

WASHINGTON — A congressional committee on Wednesday postponed a decision on whether Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, the Republican certified and sworn in as the winner of Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, is rightfully representing that district. The House Committee on Administration voted on party lines to delay consideration of a motion by Miller-Meeks to throw out an […]

State Rep. Ron Hanks

Colorado lawmaker calls on Legislature to consider expulsion of Republican present at Jan. 6 Trump rally

BY: - February 17, 2021

During legislators’ first day back at the Colorado Capitol, the Democratic House speaker shut down his colleague’s call to consider the expulsion of a Penrose Republican, Rep. Ron Hanks, who attended the Jan. 6 “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, D.C., that culminated in a deadly insurrection. Despite unified condemnation from Democrats — and many […]

Rep. Neguse opens impeachment arguments against Trump as Senate votes to proceed with trial

BY: - February 9, 2021

Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse and other congressional Democrats made their opening arguments in the second Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on Tuesday, rejecting assertions by Trump’s defense team that presidents cannot be impeached and convicted after leaving office. “You don’t need to be a constitutional scholar to know that the argument President […]

‘We need closure’: Rep. DeGette prepares for unprecedented Trump impeachment trial

BY: - January 23, 2021

For Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette and other Democrats tasked with presenting an impeachment case against former President Donald Trump to the U.S. Senate, the challenge will be managing a trial unlike any that’s come before it. Trump is the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice, after the House of Representatives voted on […]

Small protest held outside Colorado Capitol, no violence reported as Biden sworn in

BY: - January 20, 2021

Rick Bryant has tried to follow guidelines and stay away from crowds during the coronavirus pandemic, but he was excited enough on Wednesday to gather, masked and socially distanced, with a few dozen others on the steps of the Colorado Capitol in Denver. “Trump doesn’t have the nuclear codes no more!” Bryant said, laughing, as […]

President Biden urges a divided nation to ‘end this uncivil war’ in inaugural address

BY: and - January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON — Calling on Americans to bridge the widening divisions in the country, Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, completing the peaceful transition of presidential power on the same stage where a violent mob just two weeks ago sought to prevent him from taking office. Standing before an unusually […]