Again on June 30, Put up reporter Conrad Swanson spent the night on the Denver elections workplace. That wouldn’t be a loopy place to discover a journalist on an election night time, besides he wasn’t there to write down concerning the major election outcomes.
However nothing about 2020 has been peculiar — together with elections — and given the questions that had been raised concerning the safety of mail-in voting, we needed to have the ability to clarify to readers precisely how Colorado’s system works.
So whereas the remainder of The Put up’s election night time staff lined the outcomes from our properties — coronavirus, ugh — Conrad watched what occurred behind the scenes, talked to elections judges and met an elections official from Illinois who was additionally there to study extra a few voting system that’s known as the gold normal by consultants and politicians on each side of the aisle.
We realized just a few issues, and hopefully you’ll, too.
— Cindi Andrews, Politics Editor for The Denver Put up
Vote by mail may very well be a multitude, however not for the explanations President Trump says
Rachel Ellis, The Denver PostJimmy Flanagan, senior voting methods analyst, pushes a cart of audited ballots in direction of their vault room throughout a poll audit from the June major election at The Workplace of the Clerk and Recorder in downtown Denver on Friday, July 10, 2020. The audit consisted of counting 555 ballots, making it the most important audit the town has carried out.
5 in-depth seems at Colorado within the age of coronavirus
Colorado nursing properties face monetary challenges at the same time as coronavirus outbreaks decline
Helen H. Richardson, The Denver PostFairacres Manor resident Sharon Peterson, inside, has a go to by means of the window and shares lunch along with her sister Kat Nelson, left, and her nephew Brandon Branan, proper, at Fairacres Manor on June 10, 2020 in Greeley.
The worst of COVID-19 appears to be over for Colorado nursing properties, however they proceed to face challenges making an attempt to cowl increased prices with decreased income. Learn extra right here…
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Colorado courts catapulted on-line amid coronavirus pandemic
Rachel Ellis, The Denver PostJudge Diego Hunt, high left, conducts a digital prison motions listening to in First Judicial District Court docket in Golden on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020.
With some dropped connections, just a few crying infants and the occasional sizzling mic, the traditionally camera-shy Colorado courts took a large, pressured leap into new expertise this summer time as security considerations concerning the novel coronavirus pushed courtroom proceedings into the digital world. Learn extra right here…
Denver Councilwoman CdeBaca needs to exchange police division with peace pressure
Daniel Brenner, Particular to the Denver PostDenver metropolis council member Candi CdeBaca poses for a portrait on the Metropolis and County Constructing on Wednesday July 10, 2019.
Denver Metropolis Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca needs to put a measure on the town’s November poll asking voters to abolish the Denver Police Division and create a “peace pressure” instead. Learn extra right here…
Colorado wildfire replace: Newest data on Pine Gulch, Grizzly Creek, Cameron Peak, Williams Fork fires
Supplied by InciwebThe Grizzly Creek hearth in Glenwood Canyon grows on the slopes south of the Colorado River on Aug. 12, 2020.
4 wildfires are burning massive swaths of Colorado as excessive temperatures and low humidity contribute to prime burning circumstances throughout the state. The results from the smoke may be felt all the way in which to the Entrance Vary, as state public well being officers issued air high quality alerts for older adults, kids and people with delicate circumstances. Learn extra right here…
“On the point of full-on collapse”: Denver eating places limp towards fall with little aid in sight
Hyoung Chang, The Denver PostCustomers take seats on the outside patio at Cabana X in Denver on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.
The restaurant trade is presently main all different sectors when it comes to closures nationwide, in keeping with information launched final month by the shopper evaluate platform Yelp. It’s forward of retail shops, magnificence salons, bars and health studios, Josie Sexton experiences.
As of July, greater than 26,000 eating places throughout the nation have closed and 15,770 of them have shuttered completely, in keeping with Yelp. Sixty-two % of Colorado eating places say they are going to contemplate closing completely within the subsequent six months underneath present or worsened circumstances, in keeping with the Colorado Restaurant Affiliation. Learn extra right here…
A couple of extra essential tales from the previous week
+ Pandemic has price Colorado communities $1 billion in retail gross sales, however in some cities income is definitely up. Right here’s why.
+ Ballot: U.S. Home race between Boebert and Mitsch Bush in western Colorado is tied
+ Entrance Vary poop being examined for COVID-19 to establish outbreaks earlier than signs seem
+ June was Colorado’s greatest marijuana gross sales month ever. July was seemingly larger.
+ Coronavirus worn out 29,840 jobs, years of progress in Denver’s arts scene, report says
+ Designated homeless encampment deliberate at Denver Coliseum scratched as sweeps proceed
+ Denver lawyer accused of charity fraud by former Colorado Supreme Court docket justices
+ Giving diners the chook: Increasingly more eating places turning to fried rooster throughout the pandemic
+ Trainer testing for COVID-19 ramps up as Colorado faculties look towards in-person studying
+ Bedrooms, dangerous recommendation and the poll: What the heck is happening in Boulder?
+ The Summer time of No Music: Lack of concert events makes Denver query its cultural identification
+ New Colorado coronavirus instances drop for second week, however stay above June’s low level
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RJ Sangosti, The Denver PostColorado Rockies misplaced to the Arizona Diamondbacks 13 to 7 in an empty Coors Area in Denver on Aug. 12, 2020.