Elections used to be a 2 or 4 year occurrence but today it seems like a year round event. It can be tiring and overwhelming at times but we must persevere to remain on top.
We are fortunate in Colorado during these turbulent times in politics to have a Democratic controlled house & senate in the state, two Democrat U.S. senators, and several competent Democrat U.S. House representatives in Joe Neguse & Crowe. Yet our state elected one of the most controversial reps in Republican Lauren Bobert.
Our U.S. Senator, Michael Bennett along with Neguse, Crowe & Bobert are up for election in 2022. Republicans made gains in the House in 2020 and Dems hold a small margin that it cannot afford to give up. We also have a tie in members in the U.S. Senate and we really need to increase our members there if we hope the Biden administration can get things done. We don’t want Mitch McConnell back in control. He’s already showing an unwillingness to work with our president. Already we are seeing a couple of Dem senators opposing or siding with Republicans on several key issues that our party stands for and voters want.
In Huerfano County we lost the presidential race by about 100 votes. That means we need more dems signed up and voting and more of a push to have independent voters going our way. We have to start now in increasing our margins. I, like many of you, would like to take time off from this last election but todays politics means that would result in disaster.
It’s one thing to lose an election to sensible candidates from either party. But today, republicans seem bent on supporting Donald Trump, a man that wants to destroy our democracy and become an autocratic leader or dictator. Republican controlled legislatures in other states are putting forth hundreds of bills trying to suppress voting rights and even though all the state ratified the election results from 2020 too many republicans still buy into the lie that Trump won the election even though he was out voted by 7 million people.