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Under new preliminary Colorado legislative maps presented to the Colorado Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission Tuesday, Chaffee County would be shifted into revamped districts for both state and federal representation.

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Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder Lori Mitchell announced in a press release Wednesday that in addition to an inoperable digital video recorder, or DVR the device may have ceased capturing files for a portion of the scheduled surveillance period during the 2020 election.

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The Office of the Secretary of State of Colorado released official election totals Monday for the 2020 General Election.

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Governor Jared Polis released a statement on the results of the 2020 presidential election recently, congratulating President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.  

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11th Judicial District District Attorney: Stanley wins

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Republican incumbent Rep. Doug Lamborn won the Fifth Congressional District race Tuesday with 205,042 votes. 

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Chaffee County Democrat Keith Baker won the election for county commissioner Tuesday garnering 7,820 votes or 57.94 percent. 

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The 2020 General Election saw a high voter turn out in Chaffee County with 90.8 percent of active voters turning in a ballot.

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Election judge Jim LiVecchi waits to assist people casting ballots Tuesday morning outside of the Chaffee County Courthouse. Livecchi said the flow of voters had been “consistent” and that they had been “busy all day” at the polls. 

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Fremont County Republican Ron Hanks won House District 60 with nearly 60 percent of the vote on Tuesday, defeating Salida Democrat Lori Boydston. 

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The second time was the charm for a measure allowing businesses to sell retail marijuana in Buena Vista, as unofficial results from the Nov. 3 election show that ballot question 2B was approved by voters.

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Democratic Chaffee County Commissioner Keith Baker has both collected and spent the most money, in his run for re-election, more than twice as much as his Republican opponent, Hannah Hannah, in the District 1 race.

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 DENVER – The top federal prosecutor in Colorado this week outlined procedures to ensure the integrity of the election process.

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Bonnie Davis, Libertarian candidate for Chaffee County Commissioner Dist. 1, said growing up in small towns and third world countries taught her a great deal about tolerance and empathy for all people.

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Hannah Hannah, Republican candidate for Chaffee County Commissioner Dist. 1, said that growing up with her varied background taught her how to build relationships with all different types of demographics.

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Keith Baker, incumbent Democratic candidate for Chaffee County Commissioner Dist. 1, said there are three things he strives for as county commissioner; building community, preserving heritage and preparing for the future. 

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Coloradans will have plenty of choices on their national ballots, with 24 pairs running for president and vice president, eight candidates for U.S. Senator and four candidates for Colorado’s 5th congressional district, among others.

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Ron Hanks, of Fremont County, is running for the seat representing Colorado House District 60 in the November election.

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Lori Boydston, of Salida, is running for the seat representing Colorado House District 60 in the November election.

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Ballots will be mailed to voters in Chaffee County on Monday, so they can expect to receive them next week, County Clerk Lori Mitchell said. 

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Chaffee County commissioner candidate Hannah Hannah has two Internal Revenue Service tax liens against her, one from 2006-2007 for $35,959.31 and another from 2010-2011 for $30,266.78.

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The League of Women Voters of Chaffee County will host two virtual candidate forums, one at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 and the other at 6 p.m. Oct. 6. 

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As the November election approaches, voters are encouraged to  check their voter registration information to make sure their information is correct and up-to-date.

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Chaffee County Democrats kicked off the election season with several small rallies to introduce local candidates.

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A group of people gather at Centennial Park on Saturday, waving flags supporting President Trump and encouraging drivers to honk.

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Nearly 50 people attended Buena Vista Event Cooperative’s Fourth of July forum of candidates at the Roastery Saturday.

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Former Colorado Governor and onetime presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper won the Democratic primary race for United States Senator against Andrew Romanoff, former speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, according to unofficial election results released by the Secretary of State …

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Buena Vista – The race for Chaffee County commissioner representing northern Chaffee County, including Buena Vista, is now three way with Libertarian Bonnie Davis throwing her hat into the ring.

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Drive-through voting for the primary election is now open in Thonhoff Park from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. It will be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on June 30, Election Day.

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Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder Lori Mitchell released copies of the preliminary ballots that county residents will receive in the mail for the June 30 primary election.

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The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, in conjunction with county clerks, has enacted a series of temporary emergency rules that outline procedures for conducting elections during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff will face off against former Gov. John Hickenlooper June 30 in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate race.

Romanoff received the most votes Saturday at the 2020 Colorado Democratic State Assembly, according to a press release.

Hickenlooper turned in enough petition signatures to qualify for the ballot and did not participate in the assembly process.

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