Just four years after Colorado’s first open primary, a faction of Republican leaders are attempting to opt-out of the laws approved by voters in 2016 which allowed unaffiliated voters to cast votes in partisan primaries. If successful, the largest group of Colorado voters, those without affiliation to a political party who represent nearly 40% of the state’s 4 million voters, will lose their voice in determining Republican nominees for U.S. president and state office races.
So-called grassroots Republicans have lots of excuses for the party’s diminishing returns in Colorado politics over the past two decades, but they want you to know that the party is united and ready to claim its deserved mantle of victory in 2022.
Days before the November Election Day, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) refused to say whether she would support dismantling Obamacare, saying she would wait and “see what happens when I get to Congress.”
Eighteen Colorado organizations sponsored a rally today at the Tivoli Quad on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver to celebrate Colorado’s gold-standard election laws and to lobby the U.S. Senate to pass the For the People Act, federal legislation to set national standards for election administration, protect voting rights, and reform campaign finance laws.
For months, Republicans in Colorado have been touting a “Contract for Colorado,” slated for public release in August, that’s intended to restore the state party to relevance after a 20-year trend of losing legislative majorities in the Colorado House and Colorado Senate and failing to sustain control of statewide offices.
CO Republican Lawmaker Wants Other States To ‘Clone’ an AZ-style ‘Fraudit’ of Ballots Cast in Last Year’s Presidential Race
Colorado Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Penrose), appearing on a Western Slope QAnon sympathizer’s Facebook show, praised the Republicans’ recount of presidential ballots in Maricopa County, Arizona, and expressed support for similar efforts in other states.
In a radio interview Monday afternoon, U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) offered misinformation and falsehoods to justify a resolution, which she introduced in March, to designate Antifa and associated groups as domestic terrorist organizations. She also claimed to have sponsored legislation designating Black Lives Matter as a terrorist group, but that organization is not cited by name in the resolution.
Arizona State Senator Thanks CO Conservative for Educating AZ Lawmakers on ‘Our Ability To Do the Audit’
An Arizona lawmaker thanked a Colorado conservative last week for educating the Arizona legislators about their authority to challenge the state’s certified 2020 presidential election results–and about their ability to conduct an audit on ballots cast in the populous urban center of Maricopa County.
Colorado Representative Andy Pico (R-El Paso County) claimed Democrats in the legislature centered climate change and racial justice in guiding their legislative agenda in an unprecedented, historic session that wrapped up last week.
Under Pressure From Conservatives to Restrict Voter Access, GOP Election Expert Praises CO Voting System
Appearing with two other conservative pundits on an online panel, Republican Matt Crane, the executive director of the Colorado County Clerks Association, defended Colorado’s election system and celebrated the state’s role as a leader in adopting safe and convenient voting systems and as an adviser to other states in adopting reforms that broaden ballot access for voters.