Colorado GOP chair predicts effort to scrap primary will fail

Author: Ernest Luning - August 9, 2017 - Updated: August 10, 2017

Colorado Republicans will decide in September whether to cancel next year’s primary election rather than allow unaffiliated voters to participate, party officials said this week, although the state GOP chairman says he’s confident the proposal will go down in flames.

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. For nearly a decade, he was a senior political reporter and occasional editor at The Colorado Statesman before the 119-year-old publication merged with Colorado Politics in 2017.