In a video conference call earlier this month, Republican activists from across the state discussed ways to challenge Colorado primary election results by blocking their certification, while criticizing the state Republican Party leaders and candidates whom they deem to be “establishment” or Republicans in name only (RINOs).
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Now on her second attempt (the third overall) to recall Gov. Jared Polis (D-CO), conservative activist Lori Cutunilli has a tall order ahead of her: recalling not only the governor but also Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold ahead of next year’s election. A glance at the committee’s monthly campaign finance reports would appear to show the recall as dead in the water- at least financially. Reports this year show zero contributions outside of Cutunilli herself and a current balance of exactly one dollar.
For the second time in two days, a Denver Metro county Republican party announced that it, “wouldn’t certify” election results that have already been certified. The Adams County Republican Party said Tuesday it will not certify the county election results, despite the fact that its own representative to the canvass board has already signed off on certification.
If you’ve been following the Colorado Times Recorder, you know that we’ve been explaining the Colorado Secretary of State’s new rules for enforcing campaign finance laws, which allow everyday citizens to lodge official complaints with the Secretary of State.
After a brief hearing Tuesday, a Denver district court judge placed a Republican state house candidate on Colorado’s November ballot. The judge ordered Secretary of State Wayne Williams to add the Alamosa Republican to the ballot after the candidate and party officials missed a series of deadlines for filing information required of all state office seekers. The ruling is being appealed to the Colorado Supreme Court.
How YOU Can Enforce Colorado’s New Campaign Finance Rules: Secretary of State Says It’s Not His Job to Decide if Republican Candidate for Governor Broke Colorado Law
To show how the Colorado Secretary of State’s (SOS) new campaign finance rules work, I filed a real-life complaint last month alleging that Republican candidate for governor Walker Stapleton broke Colorado law by not disclosing his wife’s $30,000 salary.