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Colorado GOP Sen. switches party, citing election conspiracies and climate denialism

Colorado Sen. Kevin Priola of Henderson announced Monday morning that he has changed his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat…. In an interview, Priola said what Trump has done sets a dangerous precedent, so after a lot of thought, he changed his affiliation Sunday night.

He wrote in a letter that he could no longer support a party that accepted “a violent attempt to overturn a free and fair election and continues to peddle claims that the 2020 election was stolen” and one where his GOP colleagues “would rather deny the existence of human-caused climate change than take action.”

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