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Colorado bill to allow teen voting fails over worries about process...

Colorado high school juniors and seniors won’t get to vote in school board elections, after lawmakers expressed concerns over constitutional and transparency issues. The House State,...

What was U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn doing campaigning at CU...

Colorado Republican U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn, looking to make up ground on Election Day in his uphill battle against Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet,...

Colorado youth turnout on pace to notch impressive numbers, again

The Centennial State this year, as in years past, will offer a counternarrative to the gloomy line that paints young Americans as digitally distracted...

Students stoke CU-CSU rivalry in voter registration showdown

  Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day -- a reason as good as any to stoke the rivalry that burns between Colorado's two biggest universities....

Coffman courts youth vote at swank country club

It was probably not the kind of event you plan if you're trying to shift the stereotype of a Republican party that's irredeemably stuffy or out of touch and hopelessly biased toward the wealthy.

Obama taps energized Boulder supporters for crucial last-stretch turn-out-the-vote drive

BOULDER-- In a speech that alternated between conversational asides and full-throat exhortations, President Obama rallied roughly 11,000 supporters at the packed Coors Event Center on the University of Colorado campus here Thursday. It was the latest but not the last scheduled event in the high-intensity swing-state get-out-the-vote effort his campaign here has orchestrated for the final short stretch to Election Day next week.

Primary election stats suggest GOP youth-voter catastrophe will continue

Low turnout among youth voters for the Republican Super Tuesday primary contests suggests the GOP is making a major strategy misstep this year, analysts told the Colorado Independent. They said that Republican campaign messages to young people are mostly absent, weak or a turn-off and they called youth outreach efforts uninspired. They said the party looks to be continuing a disastrous trend sure to be exploited in the general election by President Obama, the man whose candidacy drew out young people as voters and volunteers in record numbers in 2008.

GOP no-shows on early vote rally targeting students

(Photo/Bob Spencer)Several political groups came together on the Auraria Campus in Denver on Wednesday to encourage students to vote early. The one notable exception was the campus Republicans who, although they agreed to co-sponsor the event, never showed. Organizer hope that several activities, including the march and a blowout party on Election Day, will help turn out the student vote. View the audio-video gallery of the march and rally below.

Balink, GOP-backed student voter disenfranchisement rages anew

An ominous-sounding letter that El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Bob Balink sent to a journalism student at Colorado College has reignited a three-week old controversy over his past erroneous assertion that out-of-state college students are not eligible to vote in Colorado.

Michelle Obama wows ’em at CU student voter registration rally

(Photo/Bob Spencer)Nearly 10,000 students greeted Michelle Obama Wednesday morning to energize youth voters at the University of Colorado's Farrand Field. View the slideshow inside.
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