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5 Things You Need To Know - November 3, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis announces Colorado budget proposal for 2021-22
Sec. of State warns of foreign adversaries undermining confidence in election process
Posted at 6:29 AM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 08:29:11-05

Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Tuesday morning.

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Haven’t voted yet? Here’s what you need to know in Colorado

With more than 2.5 million ballots already returned in the 2020 election, Colorado appears to be on track to meet or exceed voter turnout in the 2016 election. But there are still many Coloradans who haven’t voted yet. And the good news is there are plenty of options for last-minute voters to cast their ballot.
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Gov. Jared Polis announces Colorado budget proposal for 2021-22

Gov. Jared Polis on Monday announced his state budget proposal for the 2021-22 Fiscal Year, calling for a restoration of some reductions made in the current budget, an economic stimulus plan to help Coloradans recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and a savings plan to prepare for budget shortfalls in the years ahead.
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Beautiful Election Day weather!

The forecast for today is going to be very nice for everyone, but especially those of you who are voting in person! We're going to see clouds move in but there will still be some sunshine bleeding through during the day. The winds will stay light today and tonight. It'll get chilly quickly this evening, so bring layers if you're out voting in person late.
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Sec. of State warns of foreign adversaries undermining confidence in election process

Colorado's Secretary of State Jena Griswold hosted a conversation Monday to raise awareness about the risk of foreign interference spreading disinformation during the days surrounding the election. Griswold said Colorado is considered the safest state to cast a ballot. She said that's because the state uses a voter verified paper ballot, no voting equipment is connected to the internet, and there are post-election risk-limiting audits conducted.
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Calling a race is tricky: How AP does it

In the 2020 U.S. general election, The Associated Press will declare winners in more than 7,000 races – starting with the White House and reaching down the ballot to every seat in every state legislature. To do so, AP uses a 50-state network of stringers who collect votes at a local level, while other AP journalists gather results from state or county websites, as well as via electronic data feeds from states.
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