With election season ending today, we entered text from the Colorado gubernatorial candidates with navigable websites into Latinometer.com to see how they fared. And the verdict?
Republican Bob Beauprez's "Where We Stand" page scored 46 percent.
Green Party candidate Harry Hempy's About page scored 52 percent.
Governor John Hickenlooper's "Accomplishments" page scored 53 percent.
Independent Mike Dunafon scored 48 percent.
Libertarian Matthew Hess scored 46 percent.According to Mary DeForest's Latinometer, none of these candidates sounds down-to-earth or smart; they are squarely pretentious -- with our incumbent governor taking the lead.
We also entered the mission statements of several Denver agencies.
The Denver Public Library scored 51 percent.
The Denver Sheriff's Department scored 70 percent.
The Denver District Attorney Office's mission statement scored 73 percent.
The Denver Clerk and Recorder's Office scored 80 percent.
According to the Latinometer, three of those agencies skyrocket past pretentiousness into outright lies. And the Clerk and Recorder's Office, which administers elections, takes the prize for deception potential.
When we ran the Colorado Constitution through the Latinometer, it crashed the system and brought up Error 524.
Have a tip? Send it to [email protected]