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RBC | In last week’s article about upcoming elections, the HT stated that only the ballot for the Democratic presidential primary would have options. RBC Clerk and Recorder Boots Campbell alerted the HT there are six candidates vying to be the Republican party nominee for the 2020 presidential election. Certified names on the Republican presidential primary ballot are Matthew John Matern, Robert Ardini, Joe Walsh, incumbent Donald J. Trump, Bill Weld and Zoltan G. Istvan.
Matern is a California attorney with Colorado roots; his grandmother was born in a sod house on the eastern plains. His website is matern2020.com.
Ardini is a self-described Libertarian-leaning Republican from Queens, New York who ran for Congress in 2016. For more information, visit robertardini.com.
Joe Walsh is a former Illinois congressman perhaps best known as a conservative talk radio host. His campaign website is joewalsh.org.
Bill Weld served two terms as the governor of Massachusetts and has been called the most fiscally conservative governor in the nation. His website is weld2020.org.
Zoltan Istvan, also of California, is the founder of the Transhumanist Party and is known as the “science candidate.” His campaign slogan is “Upgrade America.” Istvan’s campaign website is zoltan2020.com.
Incumbent Donald J. Trump is also on the Republican presidential primary ballot.
The Colorado Secretary of State has certified 16 Democratic candidates on the presidential primary ballot, several of whom have since ended their campaigns. According to Campbell, voters will be notified in their ballot packets which candidates have withdrawn and votes cast for those candidates will not count.
Colorado’s presidential primary will be held on Super Tuesday, March 3.
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