Eligible Denver County inmates will be able to vote from jail in both the June 28 primary and November general elections this year under an innovative collaboration between the Denver Elections Division, the Denver sheriff, and the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.
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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe created an uproar when he signed an executive order giving more than 200,000 convicted felons the right to vote. But those who've served felony sentences have long been able to vote in Colorado. It's in the state constitution. Continue Reading →
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders rolled to an impressive win over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Colorado Democratic caucuses a week ago. But the end result may not be quite so satisfying to the Sanders camp. Continue Reading →
Aspiring political reporter Shana Saint-Phard, 11, accompanied Rocky Mountain PBS News journalist Katie Wilcox to the Colorado Democratic Caucus held at Lowry Elementary School in Denver Tuesday night. Continue Reading →
The recipe for election success for both incumbent Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican senatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner was in inducing voters to split their tickets, a Rocky Mountain PBS I-News analysis shows. Continue Reading →
There were striking similarities in the victories of U.S. Sen.-elect Cory Gardner, the Republican, and Democratic incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper, according to a Rocky Mountain PBS I-News analysis. Both did better than their party counterparts in bellwether swing counties, on their own turf, and in enemy territory. Continue Reading →
With votes still being tabulated Thursday, an I-News analysis showed that ticket splitting by voters in seven key counties led to victory for both Republican Cory Gardner and Democrat John Hickenlooper in their respective races. Continue Reading →
With its bitterly contested U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races, Colorado has been a focus of huge sums of money. Much of it came from mega-corporations and multimillionaires and billionaires from outside the state.
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The 2014 midterm election is on track to be the most expensive in the nation’s history. With its bitterly contested U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races, Colorado has been a focus of huge sums of money. Much of it came from mega-corporations and multimillionaires and billionaires from outside the state. But the money flowed both ways. There are many Coloradans who use their financial power to influence politics nationally and in other states. Continue Reading →
Latino voting advocates say they are unhappy that neither the Republicans nor the Democrats are actively pushing for immigration reform during this midterm election. Whether that has the impact of suppressing turnout could be key in the state's tightly-contested races.
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Voters in Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia are voting on whether to legalize recreational marijuana. Florida voters will decide whether to approve medical marijuana. Twenty-one states and D.C. have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. Rocky Mountain PBS I-News has created a clickable map showing each state's status. Continue Reading →
Latinos account for about 14 percent of Colorado's registered voters, and could impact the state's tight gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races. Latino advocates say both parties are in "disconnect" about the immigration reform issue. There is also a question about Latino turnout for midterm elections. Continue Reading →