The Colorado Republican Party has at least 15 candidates on Colorado’s current election ballot who baselessly promote election conspiracies. Depending on how you define “election conspiracist,” there could be many more.
It was an eventful weekend for election integrity advocates in Colorado and nationally. On Thursday, Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder held a press conference to address the controversy stemming from a forensic image made of Elbert County’s election management server by Schroeder in January. On Friday, the lawsuit Kirkwood v. Williams et al was filed in El Paso County against the El Paso County Board of Commissioners and El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman, regarding El Paso County’s use of electronic voting machines. On Saturday and Sunday, Colorado election conspiracists, Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Cañon City) and Shawn Smith, took the stage at MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s Moment of Truth Summit.
A recently circulated political ad featuring Colorado’s two Republican candidates for U.S. Senate has been making waves in conservative circles.
GOP Sen. Hopeful O’Dea Said ‘Maybe They Should’ Raise the Age to Own an AR-15, But Now Says He Doesn’t Want More Gun Laws
Earlier this month Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Joe O’Dea said that senators should look at raising the minimum age for buying an AR-15-style gun, a semiautomatic rifle often used in mass shootings, from 18 to 21.
The U.S. Senate race between Colorado state Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Cañon City) and businessman Joe O’Dea is highlighting a growing divide amongst Republicans on the subject of abortion. The debate over how extreme GOP politicians should be on abortion has not just affected Colorado’s Senate race, but was also front and center in Louisiana, where earlier this month House Bill 813, a near duplicate of Rep. Dave Williams’s (R-CO Springs) failed personhood bill, was blocked not by pro-abortion Democrats, but by Republicans and anti-abortion groups that felt it went too far.
In a move rarely advised by campaign consultants, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate may have confessed to a serious crime.
Republicans repeated baseless election fraud conspiracies while advocating for amendments to a proposed election security bill in the Colorado House of Representatives Wednesday. The claims were part of a Republican filibuster that led to the hearing taking more than nine hours.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell said today that he endorses state Rep. Ron Hanks, the Jan. 6 insurrectionist running for U.S. Senate in Colorado, “one hundred percent.”