Lorena Garcia appealing decision barring her from Colorado’s Democratic Senate primary ballot

The Colorado Supreme Court has all but cemented a two-way Democratic primary for Colorado’s U.S. Senate seat in June between John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff after reversing another Denver District Court decision.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that Democratic candidate Lorena Garcia shouldn’t be placed on the primary ballot because she didn’t collect enough signatures, in line with the court’s decision about Michelle Ferrigno Warren on Monday.

Unlike Ferrigno Warren, however, Garcia plans to appeal the decision on the federal level.

“Not only did the Colorado Supreme Court, on behalf of the Secretary of State, violate my campaign’s right to have its side heard, the Colorado state legislature failed in ensuring equal protection under the law when they had the chance to protect the public health of circulators and voters when Covid-19 struck Colorado,” Garcia said in a statement. “This violated the people of Colorado’s right to support their candidate.”

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