No Red Wave in Colorado

Article author: 
Renee Parsons
Article publisher: 
American Thinker
Article date: 
12 November 2022
Article category: 
Colorado News
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While the Red Wave of America First elections was eagerly anticipated in many parts of the country, there was little to no such anticipation in much of Colorado.  Thanks, to some extent, to the recreational marijuana ballot initiative that was approved by Colorado voters a decade ago. 

The aftermath of the initiative forever altered the state’s political constituency and its population with the arrival of a generation of homeless, mostly indigent wretches as well as a generation of baby boomer potheads.  The influx of those immigrants destroyed Colorado as a bona fide red state as well as its western values of self-government and independent thinking. What has morphed in its place is a population of progressive Marxist blue state lovers of Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and Critical Race Theory teachings which many school districts have banned....

In the gubernatorial race, millionaire incumbent Democrat Jared Polis who paid no taxes (2013-2015) was re-elected with 61% of the vote while  Republican challenger Heidi Ganahl received 37%.  Polis was well known as a former U.S. representative (D-Co) and member of the Gang of Four which is described in “The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado.”...

The State would benefit from avoiding being dismissed as a collective bunch of drugsters by initiating a major reform of its current electoral system.  That system could require in-person and same day voting with an ID and a paper ballot required as well as a state law to join other states which have already declared election day a state holiday, thereby removing many, if not all, vote corruption opportunities.