Arapahoe County voters overwhelmed the Counterpoint Plaza offices in Aurora, Colorado. Thousands of Colorado mail ballots have been rejected because of signature issues. Read more on the election in Colorado, including a live blog and up-to-date results at http://www.denverpost.com/politics.
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A majority of Colorado voters support a ballot measure to legalize limited possession of marijuana, according to a new Denver Post poll.
The poll found that the measure, Amendment 64, has the support of 51 percent of likely voters surveyed, compared with 40 percent opposed. Men favor the measure more than women, a common gender split on the issue. But 49 percent of women polled said they support the measure, compared with 39 percent who said they are opposed.
Across every income bracket and in every age group except those 65 and older, more voters told pollsters they support the measure than oppose it, though some of the leads fall within the 4-percentage-point margin of error. Voters younger than 35 support the measure by a margin of 30 percentage points, 61 percent to 31 percent, according to the poll.
Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke at a rally in an airplane hangar at WestPac Restorations in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday Sept. 6, 2012. Photos by Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post
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For the first time in almost six months, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney visits the Denver metro-area Thursday morning, speaking at a rally on the Jefferson County Fair Grounds.
We are live streaming from the event, where Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney is expected to speak momentarily.
Colorado Billboards about energy independence compare Obama, Dems to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
What do Democrats Ed Perlmutter, Joe Miklosi, Sal Pace and President Obama have in common with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?
Apparently, as their political opponents would have it, all are cohorts in opposition to America’s energy independence, thus aptly appearing together on 28 billboards in the Denver metro-area and Grand Junction, accompanied by the slogan, “Higher gas prices, yes! U.S. Energy Independence, no!”
Romney: Obama shouldn’t be tried for treason
Republican Mitt Romney says he doesn’t think President Barack Obama should be tried for treason, the Associated Press reports.
AP— Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann got her Elvis Presley dates all shook up during a campaign stop Tuesday in South Carolina. The congresswoman from Minnesota played the Elvis tune “Promised Land” at a local restaurant and told the crowd of 300 that she wanted to say happy birthday to the king of rock ‘n’ roll.
“Before we get started, let’s all say happy birthday to Elvis Presley today!” Bachmann said.
But Aug. 16 is the anniversary of Elvis’ death, in 1977, and someone in the crowd shouted back, “He died today!”
Bachmann didn’t respond and launched into her speech.
(AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)