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Colorado’s election system was ‘scanned’ by Russians but not breached, DHS tells state

DENVER – Russians scanned Colorado’s election system for possible points of weakness in the weeks before last year’s election but were not able to penetrate it, the Department of Homeland Security told the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office Friday. Colorado was one of 21 states DHS informed Friday were “impacted” by Russian activity in the […]

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Study uncovers 48 cases of possible improper voting in Colorado in 2016, just 0.001% of total vote

DENVER – A five-state study that included Colorado, which looked at possible improper voting in 11.5 million voter records, uncovered 112 possible instances—48 of which happened in Colorado. The study looked at 11.5 million voter records from Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Delaware and Maryland. The first three states are mail-in ballot states, while Delaware and Maryland […]

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Colorado AG won’t prosecute ‘faithless elector’ Micheal Baca; Williams says he’s ‘disappointed’

DENVER – Colorado’s attorney general won’t prosecute the so-called “faithless elector,” Micheal Baca, who broke state law last December when he wrote John Kasich’s name on his elector ballot instead of Hillary Clinton’s as was required. Baca was a Democratic elector for Colorado and was one of three so-called “Hamilton electors” from Colorado who had […]

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Colorado sends voter roll information over to Trump election integrity commission

DENVER – Colorado finally sent its voter roll information over to President Donald Trump’s election integrity commission on Tuesday, a day after the transfer was delayed due to “user error” in the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. The office had been set to send the information over to the controversial commission on Monday, but a […]

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5,300+ Colorado voters withdraw registration as state prepares to send info. to Trump commission

DENVER – More than 5,300 Coloradans have withdrawn their voter registration over the past month, new figures from the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office showed Monday as the office prepares to send voter roll information over to President Donald Trump’s election integrity commission. Secretary of State Wayne Williams will send the information over to the […]

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Trump election fraud commission wants personal information from Colorado, US voter rolls

DENVER – The vice chair of President Donald Trump’s controversial Election Integrity Commission wants the full name, address, date of birth, affiliated political party, last four Social Security number digits and voting history since 2006 of every voter not only in Colorado, but in the entire U.S., and wants that information to be made available […]

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Colorado authorities say election system wasn’t breached after report leaks NSA intel

DENVER – Colorado authorities haven’t received any notice from federal agencies that state voter systems were compromised during last year’s election, they said Tuesday. On Monday, The Intercept published a leaked National Security Agency classified intelligence document showing that Russian hackers were able to phish their way into some U.S. elections systems, specifically through a […]

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Federal lawsuit argues Amendment 71, requiring rural input on ballot measures, is unconstitutional

DENVER – A handful of ballot measure proponents have filed a federal lawsuit arguing that Amendment 71, which changed the way constitutional amendments can reach Colorado’s ballot when it was approved by voters last year, violates the U.S. and Colorado constitutions. The lawsuit is the first legal challenge to Amendment 71, which despite being among […]

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Coffman-Carroll competition for 6th Colo. House seat was among few close races nationwide

DENVER – Not only did Colorado have the fourth-highest voter turnout of any state in last year’s election, but one of our House races was among just a handful with a margin of victory within 10 percentage points in an election that was largely a landslide for congressional seats nationwide. The U.S. Elections Project and […]

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Colorado ‘Hamilton electors’ lawsuits cost taxpayers nearly $40K in legal fees

DENVER – Colorado taxpayers paid nearly $40,000 in lawyers’ fees in the court battles that surrounded two Democratic Colorado electors who unsuccessfully fought the state law that required them to vote for Hillary Clinton. Electors Polly Baca and Robert Nemanich fought the state law, which requires electors to cast their electoral ballot for the candidate […]

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