The presidential election has raised plenty of contentious issues – but perhaps no topic has been as polarizing as religion. Whether its rumors that Barack Obama is a Muslim or certain members of the Evangelical Christian movement criticizing John McCain for not being conservative enough, religion has been a strong undercurrent in this year’s race. [...]
Both political parties have been urging Colorado voters to caste their ballots early to avoid long lines on election day. This is the last week for early voting and the latest state figures indicate thousands of people have heeded the advice. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama drew tens of thousands of people during a pair of campaign stops in Colorado yesterday. Obama staged early voting rallies at Denver’s Civic Center Park, and later in the day at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. KUNC’s Kirk Siegler reports…
Despite recent polls showing Senator Barack Obama pulling ahead in Colorado and in other key battleground states, neither campaign is taking anything for granted. Just in the last week, Sarah Palin, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and John McCain all held rallies in Colorado. Barack Obama is scheduled to visit this weekend. Bente Birkeland attended a [...]
Democratic vice- presidential candidate Senator Joe Biden campaigned at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley on Tuesday. He spoke about the economy and urged supporters to vote early or by mail. His visit came one day after Governor Sarah Palin held a rally in northern Colorado. Bente Birkeland reports from Greeley.
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin made three campaign stops in Colorado yesterday…staging a series of rallies designed to correlate with the beginning of early voting in the state. KUNC’s Kirk Siegler attended one of those events in Loveland, and filed this report.
Colorado is one of several states facing a controversial ballot measure this fall that could have far reaching impacts on abortion law. Amendment 48, the so called personhood amendment, would define a person from the moment of conception and give fertilized human eggs the same constitutional rights as a person. It’s the brainchild of 21 [...]
According to the latest polls – Colorado is one of a number of traditionally red states leaning blue this election cycle. The percentage of registered Republicans has gone down since the last general election, while the percentage of Democrats and unaffiliated voters has gone up. Bente Birkeland examines the trend.
Colorado is facing scrutiny from voting rights groups that say mistakes on voter registration forms could disenfranchise thousands of Colorado voters come election day. And a recent New York Times article accused Colorado of illegally removing voters from the voting rolls in violation of federal law. Colorado’s Secretary of State disputes that report. Bente Birkeland [...]
With the race to the White House between senators Barack Obama and John McCain heading into the final stretch, members of Colorado’s Native American community say they’re paying close attention. Bente Birkeland reports Denver.
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