Election Coverage

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John Hickenlooper held a commanding lead of more than 18,000 votes over his Democratic U.S. Senate primary opponent Andrew Romanoff as of 6 p.…

Beyond the two high-profile, hotly-contested races at the top of the June 30 primary ballot — the Democratic U.S. Senate tilt between former Gov. John Hickenlooper and former House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, and the 4th Judicial District Attorney face-off between Republicans Mark Waller, an El Paso County commissioner, and veteran El Paso County prosecutor Michael Allen, the election is relatively quiet for local voters.  

Saying he helped pass gun control legislation in a purple state "before it was politically expedient," national gun-control group Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund on Tuesday endorsed former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, along with 10 other Democrats running in competitive races for the U.S. Senate.

After the first wave of COVID-19 hit communities during primary season, states are still resolving how to hold elections in the middle of a pandemic.

Money isn’t everything in top-ticket campaigns, but with scant available public polling, it’s one of the only measures of any candidates’ stan…

With all five seats up for grabs on the Nov. 5 ballot, 54% of 1,502 voters agreed that school board President Tim Braun should be recalled from office. Mary Bielz was the only candidate listed on the ballot to replace him.

Tana Rice, who was appointed to the board in July to replace another member who quit after also being targeted for recall, and Gari Lu Schwab, who was appointed to the board in May, will retain their seats.

The other two seats went to Bill Arrick, a recall proponent who served on the RE-1 board 2006-2010, and Connie Dodrill, director of Cripple Creek’s park and rec department. Arrick won by 25 votes.

El Paso County voters are leading the state in returned ballots for the Nov. 5 election, Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman said. Of the approximately 410,000 ballots mailed to voters across the county, about 105,000 of them have been returned.

Election officials have mailed ballots to El Paso County’s more than 400,000 active, registered voters for the Nov. 5 election, the Clerk and …