Democrats on Monday rejected proposals from Colorado Republicans that would make mail ballots optional and allow anyone to challenge votes cast by mail.
Colorado Republicans are taking aim at a new requirement that every registered voter get a ballot by mail.
Colorado Democrats are coming off a year of monumental legislation and huge controversy.
The nation’s newest state, if rural Colorado residents had their way, would be about the size of Vermont but with the population of a small town spread across miles of farmland.
Voters around Colorado dropped off ballots on Tuesday in the first-ever statewide mail ballot only election.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper dropped of his ballot in advance of Election Day on Tuesday.
The flooding is affecting the election in parts of Colorado and Larimer County officials want to make sure voters who lost their homes can still cast their ballot next month.
In a bitter fight, Colorado Democrats recently muscled through the Statehouse a massive elections reform bill that allows voters to register up until Election Day and still cast their ballots.
A Democrat-sponsored bill redefining Colorado elections to include same-day voter registration and sending ballots by mail to all voters passed the Senate without support from Republicans who raised concerns about fraud.
House Democrats passed an overhaul of how elections are run in Colorado amid unanimous opposition from Republicans.