Tag Archives: 2020 election

2020 ballot issues, Part II

Things have changed, as we suspected, for the November ballot. There are now 11 questions for us to consider. A couple need no extensive explanation, so we can consider the more complex in detail. Continue reading

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A quiet man speaks

Lifelong resident of Montezuma County Joel “Joe” Stevenson is running for county commissioner from District 3, which encompasses the town of Mancos and surrounding vicinity. All county voters will be voting in this race. Continue reading

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Vote 2020

It is not our place to tell you how to vote, but we do encourage all eligible voters to weigh in on this election. Not voting is a decision to let other people decide your future; in this way, staying away from the polls IS a kind of passive vote. If you plan ahead, it is very easy to vote–no braving the elements, no waiting in line, no last-minute scramble. Continue reading

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Thumbs up for Proposition 113

One person, one vote. Whoever garners the most votes, wins. That’s how it should be. Vote yes on Proposition 113. Continue reading

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Say no to Colorado’s Proposition 115

Proposition 115 is not reasonable or well thought out. It ought to be rejected. Continue reading

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Hoping to bring people together: Commission candidate Samulski has expertise in land-use planning, public policy and fire prevention

In these days of conflict nationwide, Rebecca Samulski, who is running as an unaffiliated candidate for Montezuma County commissioner, hopes to be able to help pull people together. Continue reading

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2020 ballot issues, Part I

By now you have heard that this year’s election is the most critical we have ever faced. This month and next we will look into the issues on the November ballot to see if this be true. Why the issues and not the candidates? Candidates, office – holders and appointees come and go. But their policies and laws and amendments we pass have staying power. And, we can factually examine the ballot issues whereas the politicians are subject to the prevailing winds and your own opinion and scrutiny. Continue reading

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Direct elections: National Popular Vote continues the long fight for voting rights

Congressman Lewis once said, “The right to vote is precious and almost sacred, and one of the most important blessings of our democracy . . . We must ensure every vote and every voter counts.”

The League of Women Voters of Colorado believes one of the best ways to make that statement a reality is to support Proposition 113, the National Popular Vote. Continue reading

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