The Green Papers: Colorado 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 30 June 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Tuesday 17 March 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Monday 6 April 2020 - Filing Deadline - Minor Parties.
Tuesday 30 June 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC). Colorado votes mostly by mail.
Monday 27 July 2020 - Filing Deadline - Unaffiliated candidate nomination (including President) petition.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MST (1400-0200 UTC). Colorado votes mostly by mail.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:5,044,930 (1.63% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:9(1.67% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:7(1.61% of 435)
Capital:Denver
 

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Colorado State and Local Government

Colorado 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


1 May 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Filing Deadline for Unaffiliated candidate (including President) petitions has been changed from 14 May to 9 July 2020 and then to 27 July.

Unaffiliated voters can participate in the primary without choosing to be a member of a particular party. If a person votes both the Republican and Democratic ballot, neither one will count.

Ballot qualified parties in Colorado are: Approval Voting, Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Green, Constitution, and Unity.


2020 Election Calendar from the Colorado Secretary of State.


State primary candidate list, Primary Election Petition Candidates, and General Election Petition Candidates from the Colorado Secretary of State.

2020 General Election Candidate List from the Colorado Secretary of State. Certification is planned for 4 September.


30 June 2020 Primary results from a media source.

30 June 2020 Primary returns from the Colorado Secretary of State.


2020 General Election Candidate List from the Colorado Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 9 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020
 Candidate list (21, 3 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
FEC P80000722; 14 Oct 20; Tot $952,239,370; Dsb $790,193,383
  Candidate Republican     President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 14 Oct 20; Tot $533,843,893; Dsb $509,522,430
  Candidate Green     Howie Gresham Hawkins
for Vice President: Angela Nichole Walker
FEC P00012211; 14 Oct 20; Tot $463,084; Dsb $441,537
  Candidate Libertarian     Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 14 Oct 20; Tot $2,944,057; Dsb $2,771,493
  Candidate Alliance Party     Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente, Jr.
for Vice President: Darcy G. Richardson
FEC P60016342; 30 Sep 20; Tot $14,220,080; Dsb $14,181,205
  Candidate American Constitution     Don Blankenship
for Vice President: William Alan Mohr
FEC P00014209; 14 Oct 20; Tot $78,705; Dsb $74,505
  Candidate American Solidarity     Brian T. Carroll
for Vice President: Amar Patel
FEC P00013771
  Candidate Approval Voting     Blake Huber
for Vice President: Frank Atwood
  Candidate Independent American     Kyle Kenley Kopitke
for Vice President: Nathan Re Vo Sorenson
FEC P60015419
  Candidate Socialism and Liberation     Gloria Estela La Riva
for Vice President: Sunil Freeman
FEC P80005572; 30 Sep 20; Tot $27,720; Dsb $26,941
  Candidate Progressive     Dario David Hunter
for Vice President: Dawn Neptune Adams
FEC P00010124; 14 Oct 20; Tot $32,628; Dsb $30,742
  Candidate Prohibition Party     former Libertyville Township Illinois Trustee Phil Collins
for Vice President: Billy Joe Parker
FEC P00014522
  Candidate Socialist Equality     Joseph Kishore Tanniru
for Vice President: Norissa Santa Cruz
FEC P00015230; 14 Oct 20; Tot $24,994; Dsb $15,692
  Candidate Socialist Workers Party     Alyson Kennedy
for Vice President: Malcolm M. Jarrett
  Candidate United Party     Bill Hammons
for Vice President: Eric Bodenstab
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Mark Robert Charles
for Vice President: Adrian Wallace
FEC P00012039; 14 Oct 20; Tot $149,521; Dsb $143,712
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Princess Khadijah Maryam Jacob-Fambro
for Vice President: Khadijah Maryam Jacob, Sr.
FEC P20004768
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Joe McHugh
for Vice President: Elizabeth "Liz" Storm
FEC P00013326
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Brock Jeffrey Pierce
for Vice President: Karla M. Ballard
FEC P00016550; 14 Oct 20; Tot $5,541,473; Dsb $5,021,727
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Jordan Marc "Cancer" Scott
for Vice President: Jennifer Tepool
FEC P00010439
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Kanye "Deez Nutz" West
for Vice President: Michelle Tidball
FEC P00016741; 14 Oct 20; Tot $11,542,527; Dsb $10,395,234
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Todd Cella
for Vice President: Timothy Bryan "Tim" Cella
  Candidate Write-in; (No Party Affiliation; Unaffiliated)     Thomas "Tom" Hoefling
for Vice President: Andy Prior
  Candidate Write-in; (No Party Affiliation)     Kasey J. Wells
for Vice President: Rachel M. Wells
FEC P00007864; 06 Oct 20; Tot $10,525; Dsb $10,525

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Cory Scott Gardner
First elected: 2014.
Also served in the U.S. House: 2011-2015.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (5, 3 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     former Governor John W. Hickenlooper
First elected Governor of Colorado: 2010; re-elected: 2014

FEC S0CO00575; 14 Oct 20; Tot $39,838,223; Dsb $35,724,984
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Cory Scott Gardner
FEC S4CO00395; 14 Oct 20; Tot $23,860,613; Dsb $21,341,880
  Candidate Libertarian     Raymon Anthony Doane
FEC S0CO00674
  Candidate Approval Voting     Daniel "Dan" Doyle
  Candidate Unity     Stephan E. "Sekú" Evans
FEC S0CO00708
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Bruce E. Lohmiller
FEC S8CO00230
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Michael Sanchez
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Danny Skelly

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Michael Farrand Bennet
Appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Ken Salazar on 21 January 2009 after entering upon his duties as Secretary of the Interior; appointed 21 January 2009 and sworn 22 January 2009. First elected: 2010, re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
2 May 2019: "We cannot be the first generation to leave less to our kids, not more. That’s why I’m running for President. Let’s build opportunity for every American and restore integrity to our government."
 4 April 2019: Senator Michael F. Bennet announced he has prostate cancer. The prognosis is good.

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Jared Polis
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     former Parker Mayor Greg Lopez
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Peter J. Carr

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on a ticket- and nominated- with the Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Democratic (4 Renominated);
3 Republican (1 Lost / No longer running, 2 Renominated)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Diana L. DeGette
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Diana L. DeGette
FEC H6CO01141; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,125,780; Dsb $978,550
  Candidate Republican     Shane Bolling
FEC H0CO02233
  Candidate Libertarian     Kyle Furey
  Candidate Approval Voting     Jan Kok
  Candidate Unity     Paul Noel Fiorino

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Joseph "Joe" Neguse
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Joseph "Joe" Neguse
FEC H8CO02160; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,281,901; Dsb $549,802
  Candidate Republican     Charles E. "Charlie" Winn
FEC H0CO02225; 14 Oct 20; Tot $68,351; Dsb $49,638
  Candidate Libertarian     Thom Atkinson
  Candidate Unity     Gary Warren Swing
FEC H2CO02080

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Lost
Republican Member of Congress  Scott Randall Tipton
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Lost Primary / No Longer Running
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Diane E. Mitsch Bush
FEC H8CO03192; 14 Oct 20; Tot $4,214,480; Dsb $3,988,931
  Candidate Republican     Lauren Boebert
FEC H0CO03165; 14 Oct 20; Tot $2,352,039; Dsb $2,263,473
  Candidate Libertarian     John Ryan Keil
  Candidate Unity     Christopher Hawkins "Critter" Milton
FEC H0CO03173; 14 Oct 20; Tot $11,977; Dsb $11,895

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Isaac Ian "Ike" McCorkle
FEC H0CO04197; 14 Oct 20; Tot $329,522; Dsb $125,343
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck
FEC H4CO04090; 14 Oct 20; Tot $404,401; Dsb $501,798
  Candidate Libertarian     Bruce Griffith
FEC H6CO04178
  Candidate Unity     Laura Ireland

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jillian Freeland
FEC H0CO05129; 14 Oct 20; Tot $166,527; Dsb $121,041
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
FEC H6CO05159; 14 Oct 20; Tot $565,932; Dsb $348,119
  Candidate Libertarian     Ed Duffett
  Candidate Unity     Rebecca Keltie
FEC H0CO05152; 11 Sep 20; Tot $2,552; Dsb $1,495
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Marcus Allen Murphy
FEC H8CO05171; 30 Jun 20; Tot $6,441; Dsb $6,441

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Jason Crow
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Jason Crow
FEC H8CO06229; 14 Oct 20; Tot $3,880,448; Dsb $2,693,171
  Candidate Republican     Steven "Steve" House
FEC H0CO06119; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,194,712; Dsb $1,018,810
  Candidate Libertarian     Norm T. Olsen
FEC H2CO02122
  Candidate Unity; (Democratic)     Jaimie Lynn Kulikowski
FEC H8CO06294; 30 Jun 20; Tot $72,293; Dsb $105,645

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter
FEC H6CO07023; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,510,210; Dsb $1,240,778
  Candidate Republican     Charles Wesley "Casper" Stockham
FEC H0CO06101; 14 Oct 20; Tot $107,707; Dsb $97,266
  Candidate Libertarian     William "Ken" Biles
  Candidate Unity     David "Dave" Olszta
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Steve Zorn
FEC H8CO07110

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Secretary of State  Jena Griswold
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
15 July 2019: Formed an exploratory committee to run for Senate Class 2.
9 August 2019: "After some heartfelt deliberation, I have decided that now is not the right time for me to run for the Senate...."

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Treasurer  David "Dave" Young
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Attorney General  Philip "Phil" Weiser
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 10 incumbents, 11 candidates
  Republican: 4 incumbents, 10 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 9 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Alliance Party (affiliates): 1 candidate
  America First
  American Constitution (affiliate of Constitution): 1 candidate
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Approval Voting: 3 candidates
  Independent American (affiliate of Constitution): 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Socialism and Liberation: 1 candidate
  Progressive: 1 candidate
  Prohibition Party (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Socialist Equality: 1 candidate
  Socialist Workers Party: 1 candidate
  United Party (affiliate of Natural Law): 1 candidate
  Unity: 8 candidates
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
  No Party Affiliation: 2 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 11 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 7 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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Third Party
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  American Constitution Party of Colorado
  Colorado Affiliate Of The Constitution Party
  Colorado Right to Life
  Justice Party of Colorado
  Libertarian Party of Colorado
  The Green Party of Colorado
  The Unity Party of Colorado
  Unity Party of Colorado
Media & others
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  Aurora Daily Sun & Sentinel
  BizWest - Boulder
  Carbondale Valley Journal
  Colorado Daily - Boulder
  Colorado Political News - ColoradoPols.com
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  Gunnison Country Times
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  Mineral County Miner
  Monte Vista Journal
  Montrose Daily Press
  Pine River Times - Bayfield
  Politics1.com - Colorado
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  Rio Blanco Herald Times
  Rocky Mountain News - Denver
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  The Crested Butte News
  The Daily Camera - Boulder
  The Daily Sentinel - Grand Junction
  The Daily Times-Call - Longmont
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  The Durango Herald
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  The Gazette - Colorado Springs
  The Herald Democrat - Leadville
  The Journal Advocate - Sterling
  The Mountain Mail - Salida
  The Mountain-Ear - Nederland
  Times-Call - Longmont
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