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AP: Joe Biden is the next president of the United States

BY: - November 7, 2020

WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden’s native state of Pennsylvania on Saturday secured his victory to become the next president of the United States when The Associated Press reported he had gained enough votes there to win the electoral college. The AP called Pennsylvania for Biden at 11:25 a.m., which gave the former vice president 284 […]

Trump boasts he’ll win with ‘legal votes’ echoed by some in GOP

BY: - November 6, 2020

WASHINGTON — Some GOP lawmakers have fallen in line with President Donald Trump’s claim that he will win the election if the “legal votes” are counted. “If you count the legal votes, I easily win,” Trump said Thursday night, without citing any evidence that votes have been cast fraudulently or illegally. “If you count the […]

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Election updates: Images from Nov. 3; Biden ahead 13 points in Colorado

BY: - November 6, 2020

Newsline staff is providing updates and information on the races, ballot measures and other news related to the Nov. 3, 2020, election in Colorado. The Colorado ballot includes races for president, one U.S. Senate seat, all seven U.S. House seats, 18 of the state Senate’s 35 seats, all 65 of the state House seats, all […]

Activists celebrate passage of Denver sales tax to fund climate action

BY: - November 6, 2020

Denver climate-change activists are celebrating after a two-year campaign to boost funding for the city’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ended in victory Tuesday night, as voters approved a ballot measure imposing a 0.25% sales tax hike to fund a new climate-action office. With the vast majority of Denver’s votes counted, unofficial results show […]

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Denver Mayor Hancock announces ‘home by 10’ order as COVID-19 cases rise

BY: - November 6, 2020

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continued to spike, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced that all residents would need to be home by 10 p.m. except for essential business, under a 30-day public health order that applies starting Nov. 8. The mayor insisted the order was not a curfew, but a public health order — though […]

Biden gains lead in Georgia as Trump faithful question state’s GOP-run election

BY: - November 6, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has pulled slightly ahead of President Donald Trump in Georgia, giving him a slim 1,096-vote edge over the incumbent president in a once reliably red state. The overnight gain came as a Democratic stronghold south of Atlanta, Clayton County, submitted more election results. Biden has slowly chipped away at Trump’s […]

REPORT: Biden takes lead in Pa., in range of the presidency

BY: - November 6, 2020

(This developing story from Newsline sister outlet Pennsylvania Capital-Star) CNN Reports: CNN banner: "BIDEN TAKES LEAD IN PA, ON VERGE OF PRESIDENCY." @JohnKingCNN: "Dramatic and potentially decisive" moment. — Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 6, 2020 Biden has a 5,587-vote edge in the Keystone State, based on the current numbers, according to a source at the […]

Colorado breaks April record for COVID-19 hospitalizations

BY: - November 5, 2020

Colorado on Nov. 5 broke a record set in April for the most people hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 on a single day. As of Nov. 5, 894 people were in the hospital with confirmed cases, Gov. Jared Polis said at a virtual news briefing. The previous record of 888 was set April 14 during the […]

Georgia voters could determine control of the U.S. Senate

BY: - November 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — Control of the U.S. Senate may depend on two runoff races in Georgia, where the outcome won’t be known until early January — opening the door to a fresh round of massive campaign spending in the Peach State.  One runoff between GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock is already set. […]

Colorado Democrats elect Garnett as House speaker

BY: - November 5, 2020

Colorado House Democrats elected Rep. Alec Garnett of Denver as the new House speaker on Nov. 5, replacing Rep. KC Becker, of Boulder, who is term-limited. Garnett faced no opposition, but the battle for House majority leader was more competitive — with Reps. Adrienne Benavidez of Commerce City, Daneya Esgar of Pueblo, Chris Kennedy of […]

Colorado unemployment claims tick up again amid COVID-19 spike

BY: - November 5, 2020

First-time unemployment filings in Colorado have reached their highest level in three months and remain above the levels seen in all but the worst weeks of the 2009-10 recession, state officials reported Thursday. Initial claims for regular unemployment insurance for the week ending Oct. 31 totaled 7,116, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said […]

Battleground states count mail ballots, with Biden just shy of votes to clinch presidency

BY: - November 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — Two days after Election Day, the nation waited for vote-counting to finish in several critical states, where the tallying of mail ballots has left Democrat Joe Biden just short of the votes needed to become the next president. Thursday’s updated totals could push Biden beyond the 270 electoral votes needed to secure victory […]