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Colorado Edition: The Results Are (Mostly) In

Voters stand at tables at the Larimer County Courthouse to speak with election workers. Plastic sheeting separates each person from one another.
Luke Runyon
Voters prepare to cast their ballots at the Larimer County Courthouse on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Today on Colorado Edition: We take a look a number of local municipal ballot questions, and with Colorado voters determining the state’s part in the National Popular Vote Compact, we explore what that means for the future of campaigns in the state. Plus, we’ll hear from a poll worker who’s been working to keep voting smooth since early voting began a few weeks ago. We’ll also take a look at what’s ahead for the U.S. Supreme Court and what that could ultimately mean for our state.

Understanding The National Popular Vote Compact

Colorado voters approved Proposition 113, which means that Colorado is now officially part of the National Popular Vote Compact, which is an agreement with other states to elect the President of the United States by popular vote, instead of the electoral college, if enough states participate. Jennifer Hendricks, a professor of law at the University of Colorado Boulder, joined us to discuss what this means.

Municipal Ballot Question Results

In Tuesday’s election, over 100 municipal ballot questions were decided across the state. Kevin Bommer, executive director of the Colorado Municipal League, joined us with a look at some of those.

Colorado’s Record Turnout And A Poll Worker Who Helped Keep Things Smooth

Colorado saw record-breaking turnout this year. We spoke with a poll worker, Kristine Miller, who has been working the polls since the start of early voting in Loveland, to hear about how it all went.

What’s Ahead For The SCOTUS And Colorado

The U.S. Supreme Court is in session, and hearing cases that will impact Coloradans. This comes just weeks after Justice Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to take over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat. To get a look at what’s ahead for the Supreme Court, we spoke with Craig Konnoth, associate professor of law at the University of Colorado School of Law.

Colorado Edition is made possible with support from our KUNC members. Thank you!

Our theme music was composed by Colorado musicians Briana Harris and Johnny Burroughs. Other music in the show by Blue Dot Sessions.

Colorado Edition is hosted by Erin O'Toole (@ErinOtoole1) and Henry Zimmerman, and produced by Lily Tyson. The web was edited by digital editor Jackie Hai. KUNC news director Brian Larson is our executive producer. We get production help from Rae Solomon.

KUNC's Colorado Edition is a news magazine taking an in-depth look at the issues and culture of Northern Colorado. It's available on our website, as well as on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can hear the show on KUNC's air, Monday through Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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