Does a new Colorado law invite voting fraud by allowing pretty much anyone the ability to print out legal ballots from home computers? That was the argument made by Fox News' Megyn Kelly this week in a video on view below. Only problem: It's not true -- and the person confirming it is none other tha ... More >>
Last week, onetime Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo revealed that he would take a single puff of a marijuana cigarette to settle a bet with a comedian-filmmaker. Once he does, he'll join a large number of politicians who've done likewise -- and most of them admit it. Continue to coun ... More >>
This week's cover story on Scott Gessler delves into two of the Republican Secretary of State's biggest controversies -- allegations that he misused public dollars for partisan travels and accusations that he has suppressed voters. Gessler earned the latter criticisms for his initiatives to prevent ... More >>
Pre-election news coverage about Secretary of State Scott Gessler often focused on his efforts to weed out non-citizen voters and prevent fraud through an initiative some activists called a wild goose chase. But at an event in Arapahoe County, where Gessler invited public feedback, most took the opp ... More >>
Sam Levin's recent post in which Scott Gessler's office shared evidence of voter fraud brought out a supporter of the frequently attacked Colorado Secretary of State. The reader believes those most apt to bash Gessler would be happy to look the other way if cheating gave their candidates a boost.
Secretary of State Scott Gessler has a Republican agenda and is trying to prevent Latinos and new citizens from voting on election day. At least that's the charge from a group of left-leaning advocacy organizations working to get Hispanic voters to the polls in Colorado. Gessler's office, however, i ... More >>
Secretary of State Scott Gessler has gotten a lot of attention for his effort to weed out illegal voters and frequent clashes with voter rights advocacy groups that complain he is devoting too much time to a wild goose chase. Here, we take you behind the scenes at Gessler's office, where his staff ... More >>
Secretary of State Scott Gessler likes to say that it should be easy to vote and tough to cheat, but his critics argue that he is a lot more focused on the latter -- especially when it comes to voters who aren't Republican. While Gessler has tried to disprove those accusations, his appearance this ... More >>
Yesterday, state Republicans killed a bill that sought to make it a felony-level crime to intentionally mislead citizens about voting information during an election. Known as the Fairness in Voting bill, it came under political fire during its tenure in the legislation over accusations that it was a ... More >>
It's been a big week for Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers. The Wichita-based chain opened its fourth metro location this week -- just in time for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich to drop in yesterday for a final meal on his way to the Federal Correctional Institution in Englewood. Fre ... More >>
Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler claims he's under unwarranted attacks by media and Democratic leaders like Rick Palacio, who recently accused Gessler's proposed voting policy as an attempt at voter suppression. Palacio connected Gessler's legislations to the 1965 civil rights movement, dur ... More >>
Blago.Rod Blagojevich, the disgraced former Illinois Governor who's headed to prison for trying to broker a political deal, is now trying to broker another. Blago, who was sentenced to fourteen years in the clink for trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama (among other for ... More >>
C. Ray Drew.Last week, Secretary of State Scott Gessler filed a lawsuit against Denver County in an effort to prevent officials there from sending ballots to voters listed as inactive. He claims he's merely following state law, which calls for county clerks to contact only active voters, whil ... More >>
Myrl Serra.Colorado Attorney General's office spokesman Mike Saccone confirms that Myrl Serra, district attorney for the 7th Judicial District, which covers several Western Slope counties, is in Montrose County jail following his arrest this morning on three startling charges: unlawful sexual ... More >>
A photo we grabbed from Andrew Romanoff's website months ago -- before the doctoring controversy.It's a critical time for Andrew Romanoff's senatorial candidacy. There are no more caucus straw polls to win or county assemblies to ring up. And rival Michael Bennet's decision to petition his w ... More >>
Governor James H. Peabody.What's the best way to mark Colorado Day? Should we go outside and contemplate nature? Pet a cow instead of eating one? Or listen to John Denver albums until your brain begins to boil and your ears erupt in pustules? Not according to the citizens behind Colorado Ethi ... More >>
Back East for a conference, Mayor John Hickenlooper popped up to Canada, where his cousin, George Hickenlooper, is filming Casino Jack, a movie based on disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff that stars Kevin Spacey. John Hickenlooper was the inevitable star of another George Hickenlooper project, Hick ... More >>
The December 18 blog "Ethics Scandal in Colorado House Not Exactly in Blagojevich Territory" pointed out that the charges leveled against Centennial representative David Balmer, pictured, in regard to possible "outside influence" in his bid to become House minority leader couldn't compare to those e ... More >>
The joy of electoral participation. YouTube's VideoYourVote channel features clips of voters all around the country talking about their voting experiences -- and plenty of Denverites participated. Look below for multiple clips in which your friends and neighbors share balloting stories. Also inclu ... More >>
This pin's not exactly a case of truth in advertising. Editor's note: To get you in the mood for ballot-casting, The Latest Word is kicking off each weekday between now and the November 4 election with Buttoned Up, a look at political buttons from my family's extensive collection... Today, a bonu ... More >>
BBC journalist Greg Palast in Colorado, in an image from a Rolling Stone video. Greg Palast, a BBC investigative journalist and co-author (with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.) of "Block the Vote," a damning voting-system story in the October 30 edition of Rolling Stone, isn't shy, as his interview with Wes ... More >>
Susan Greene. In the blog headlined "'Block the Vote' co-author and Rolling Stone contributor Greg Palast on Colorado's troubled voting system," BBC journalist Greg Palast -- who teamed with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to pen "Block the Vote," a piece in the October 30 issue of Rolling Stone -- goes off ... More >>
The Kyoto Accord began the race to halt global warming. On its 10th anniversary, why are we barely past the starting gate? I remember so well the final morning hours of the Kyoto conference. The negotiations had gone on long past their scheduled evening close, and the convention-center management w ... More >>
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