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Keeping Local Voter Rolls Up-To-Date Proves Difficult

A lack of clear state and local standards has hampered the ability of Colorado election officials to keep the state’s voter rolls up-to-date, based on a Media Trackers analysis of public records. Media Trackers recently reported that ten Colorado counties currently have more registered voters than residents, a sign that voter rolls are severely outdated and […]

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Department of Interior Stalls Salazar FOIA Response

The U.S. Department of Interior (DoI) has yet to provide any documentation or information regarding Secretary Ken Salazar’s schedule surrounding his October 5-6 visit, nearly seven weeks after Media Trackers first requested information regarding Salazar’s campaign stop. Questions about the possibility Salazar violated the Hatch Act prohibition on using official resources for political purposes remain unanswered as the […]

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Obama Activists Electioneer and Intimidate at Colorado State University Campus

Obama activists on the Colorado State University (CSU) Campus were seen electioneering for the president and attempting to intimidate voters not supporting Obama on November 6. Volunteers working with True The Vote in Colorado have reported multiple instances of Obama activists electioneering inside the statutory 100 foot boundary at polling locations on the CSU campus. […]

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Two More Gill Operations Show Identical Tactics In Colorado

Two Colorado 527 organizations, Coalition for Colorado’s Future (CCF) and the Community Information Project (CIP), are part of a small circle of only three political groups that have received major financial backing from local liberal figurehead Tim Gill for the 2012 election cycle. In addition to the Colorado Accountable Government Alliance (CAGA), a liberal political group […]

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FieldWorks, SEIU, AFL-CIO, Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable, and Colorado’s ACORN Ground Game

A coalition of unions has coordinated with FieldWorks, a Washington-based consulting firm, to provide ground support for President Obama and liberal Colorado candidates. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), AFL-CIO and the Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable have retained FieldWorks, an organization with many similarities to the now-defunct Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), […]

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Colorado Accountable Government Alliance Uses Negative Ads, Comes Up Negative Financially

In its last required campaign finance filing before the November 6 elections, the Colorado Accountable Government Alliance (CAGA) reported a large financial deficit, despite a record amount of money transferred to the group’s Independent Expenditure (IE) Committee. The October 29 Secretary of State filing shows CAGA’s IE committee posting a $25,000 negative balance after receiving $902,200.06 […]

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Obama Campaign Staffer Arrested For Sexual Assault

Luke Buchanan, a Field Organizer with President Obama’s reelection campaign, has been arrested and is being detained in Larimer County jail for “Unlawful Sexual Contact” according to reports from CBS 4 in Denver and a press release from the Loveland Police Department. Based on reports, the assault happened while Buchanan was canvassing neighborhoods for Obama […]

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Colorado

Colorado Accountable Government Alliance’s Hidden Oppo Research Links

The Colorado Accountable Government Alliance (CAGA) has uploaded opposition research and negative campaign propaganda to “hidden” internet links, a recent Media Trackers investigation uncovered. Negative information about several candidates and campaigns targeted by CAGA in the month of October has now appeared on private web pages not found on any other site. CAGA currently maintains […]

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Colorado

Romney Signs Reportedly Slashed, Stolen in Colorado Springs

A local Colorado Springs neighborhood experienced multiple accounts of vandalism and theft on private property this month when multiple Mitt Romney campaign signs were slashed or taken from residents’ yards in the Black Forest area. Yard signs supporting Mitt Romney and Republican running mate Paul Ryan were reportedly destroyed in several yards throughout the neighborhood […]

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