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2019 Election

An elections clerk in a western Colorado county found nearly 600 ballots for the November 2019 election that went uncollected — and uncounted, she reported this week.

"This is a very serious offense and I wanted to let people know," Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters told The Daily Sentinel.

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Updated 11/6/19 at 3:13 p.m.

Proposition DD has passed with 50.7% of the vote, according to unofficial vote totals from the Colorado Secretary of State's office. The Associated Press called the race Wednesday afternoon. Starting May 2020 the state will be regulating and taxing sports gambling in the state, with the vast majority of revenue set aside for projects and programs laid out in the Colorado Water Plan. 

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Colorado residents have rejected a request from their state legislature to remove an annual government spending limit that some elected officials argued is holding back the state’s roads and schools.

Instead, voters opted to continue getting tax refunds when the state reaches a revenue cap set by the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

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Last updated 11/6/2019 at 8:24 a.m.

We will be posting preliminary results for statewide elections and local ballot measures as they become available. Check back for updates.

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A ballot measure to let state government keep rather than refund excess tax revenue and another proposition legalizing sports betting topped Colorado's off-year election ballot Tuesday.

Both measures were sent to the ballot by the Democrat-led Legislature, in accordance with the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, a 1992 amendment to the state constitution that requires voter approval of any tax increases, bonding or revenue retention measures.

Brad Simpson
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After two decades in prison, Brad Simpson became a free man on Sept. 30. The 39-year-old has never paid rent, had an email account or registered to vote until now.

“If I don’t vote, I don’t have a chance to complain. I don’t have a chance to voice my opinion. I don’t have a chance to make the decision of whether or not I wanted this to happen or not,” Simpson said.


Since the 2016 presidential election, there has been concern over the security of elections here in the United States. Colorado has been heralded as "the safest state to cast a vote" in The Washington Post, and we were wondering, how did Colorado earn that distinction? And what security measures are in place here going into the 2019 election? 

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Today on Colorado Edition: We look at Colorado's extreme weather records and how they become official. We also explore a new report on the state of local news across the state, and take a look at some of the issues on ballots all over Colorado.

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Music is blaring and grills are firing up at a parking lot awash in navy blue and orange outside Empower Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver.

Todd Endicott of Lafayette stands outside an ambulance turned Broncos fan-mobile. He outfitted this orange and blue rig for tailgates. It’s plastered in life-size stickers of players, and the football team’s logos, vintage and new. 

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Proposition CC is pitting lawmakers who are seeking more money to pay for roads and education against residents who think government spending should have a limit.