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Who’s behind Colorado’s campaign ads?

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Colorado voters are bombarded with political ads these days, and many of them are coming from outside interest groups hoping to sway voters. A look at some of the messages popping up in Colorado, who’s making the claims and where the money is coming from. “THEY SPEND, YOU PAY” -WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: About 100 billboards… Continue Reading Who’s behind Colorado’s campaign ads?

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Clerk and Recorder candidate Sandra Damron has decided not to petition onto the Republican Party ballot for the August primary. County Commissioner Wayne Williams, who is also running, now faces no opposition during the August primary for the job, which is now held by term-limited Bob Balink. Public Trustee Thomas Mowle is running as a Democrat. Damron,… Continue Reading Damron decides not to run

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 Here we are, 15 months from the 2011 City Council elections, and the maneuvering has already begun. According to the usual unreliable sources, some of our self-appointed leaders are trying to construct a slate of “appropriate” candidates who, fueled with money and credentials, will sweep into office and replace our present demoralized, delegitimized, and disrespected… Continue Reading Aging lions might be best City Council candidates we have

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Issue 300 heading for success

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Early polling results show that Issue 300, which would affect how the city’s enterprises can share money with the city, is winning 55 percent to 44 percent. That’s with 304 precincts reporting and 77,778 votes cast. The El Paso County Elections office reports that 43,017 votes have been cast in favor of the issue and 34,761 against… Continue Reading Issue 300 heading for success

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9,000 ballots undeliverable

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Nearly 9,000 of the 278,000 ballots for the Nov. 3 election have been returned to the El Paso County election office because they are undeliverable. While 9,000 returned ballots sounds like a lot, Election Specialist Emily Rome said that’s about the average percentage of ballots that are undeliverable each election. By law, the postal service… Continue Reading 9,000 ballots undeliverable

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The city has apparently forgotten to turn in homework on time. It has failed to meet the July 24 deadline to submit notice for participation in the November election as required by state statute. So, whether Colorado Springs issues will be included on the ballot depends on whether County Clerk and Recorder Bob Balink will… Continue Reading City misses county election deadline

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It’s election day. Voters have until 7 p.m. tonight to drop off ballots for the Colorado Springs election, and residents can watch preliminary tally results on the city’s Web site. Ballots can be dropped of at one of the following locations: The City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave. The Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514… Continue Reading Ballot drop off deadline and election results online

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Things are a little hectic at the City Clerk’s office these days. What was once an office of 10 people has been reduced to seven because of city budget reductions – and mail-in ballots for the city’s April 7 election are flowing in faster than Fountain Creek during spring runoff. “All of our elections are busy,… Continue Reading City Clerk’s office swamped with election work

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