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Battle For The West: Colorado Voter Suppression Suit Settled; Provisional Ballots To Be Accepted

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

The Colorado Secretary of State's office has settled a lawsuit brought by voters' rights groups and the SEIU over what they claimed were illegal purge...

Battle For The West: Latino Voters Remake the Electoral Map

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

A study published earlier this month by the William C. Velasquez Institute looked at statewide polling data and determined that, if the election were...

Battle For The West: Obama Winning Numbers Game

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

Sen. Barack Obama and 100,000 of his closest friends in Denver on Sunday (Reuters) Colorado "well over 100,000": record-breaking number of suppor...

Battle For The West: National GOP Gives Up CO Senate Race

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

The National Republican Senatorial Committee confirmed today it was pulling its support from the Colorado race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Way...

Battle For The West: Local Republican Leader Calls Obama The "Muslim Socialist"

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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What is it with local GOP officials in New Mexico? Last month, Bernalillo County Republican Party chairman Fernando C De Baca was forced to resign aft...

Battle for the West: McCain Says He's Still Fighting in Colorado

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

McCain operatives say rumors of their candidate's departure from the Centennial State are greatly exaggerated. CNN's John King reported on Monday that...

Early Voting Begins In Las Vegas

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- In the shadow of a statue honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., members of the majority African-American West Las Vegas community stage...

"Stop Obama" Tour Rallies Conservatives

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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ELKO, Nev. -- A pro-John McCain / anti-Barack Obama bus tour stopped here Thursday morning, urging voters in one of the state's most conservative coun...

On The Trail With "Stop Obama Tour"

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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HENDERSON, Nev. -- The Our Country Deserves Better PAC's "Stop Obama Tour" made its last Nevada stop in a Republican enclave in Democratic-majority Cl...

Rural Nevada Dems Come Out Of The Closet

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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ELKO, Nev. -- When Mable Kite decided to get involved in a political campaign for the first time in her life, she jumped right into the deep end. She ...

Battle For The West: Voter Roll Purges in CO and NV, State Officials Respond

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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(AP photo) Colorado and Nevada officials responded on Thursday to Wednesday's New York Times story alleging thousands of voters have been removed fr...

Battle For The West: The ACORN Raid and Obama's 'Thug Thizzle'

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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(AP photo) Nevada authorities raided the Las Vegas offices of a group registering voters in low income communities seeking evidence of voter registr...

Battle For The West: Colorado 2008 = Florida 2000?

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

Colorado 2008 = Florida 2000? The Colorado Independent wonders if Colorado will take the crown as the poster child for Election Day dysfunction thi...

Battle For The West: Californians Strike Nevada

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Sen. Barack Obama stumps in Reno September 30 - Getty Images Two new polls have Sen. Barack Obama ahead of Sen. John McCain in Nevada. An InsiderAdv...

Battle For The West: Cell Phones Missed By Polls

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

If Nevada continues to be one of the handful of pure toss-up states, why the dearth of polls in the state, asks UNLV political science professor Dav...

Battle For The West: Obama Fights For Nevada

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Barack Obama takes the stage Tuesday at the University of Nevada, Reno (AP) Today's Los Angeles Times looked at the Democratic party's surge in regi...

Battle For The West: NM GOP Foot in Mouth

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Bernalillo GOP chair: 'Hispanics won't vote for a black president' The chairman of the Bernalillo County Republican Party resigned Thursday followin...

Battle For The West: Bundles of Cash

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Bundling Quid Pro Quo (image source: nymag.com) Campaign finance laws may limit the amount an individual can give to a candidate, but there's no end...

Battle For The West: NV Feeling Blue

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

In Nevada, Bush bested Kerry by 21,000 votes in 2004, when Republicans held a 5,000 voter advantage in registrations. Today, Democrats command a 76,000 lead in registered voters.