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November 06, 2018 04:22 PM UTC

Election Night 2018 Open Thread

  • by: Colorado Pols

UPDATE (9:30 pm): Democrat Dave Young will win the race for State Treasurer. In a bigger surprise, Democrat Jena Griswold will defeat Republican incumbent Wayne Williams for Secretary of State.


UPDATE (9:00 pm): Democrats appear to have retaken the Colorado Senate, running the table in all five pivotal races.


UPDATE (7:37 pm): NBC News calls the gubernatorial race for Jared Polis and the CD-6 race for Jason Crow.


UPDATE (7:14 pm): Top State Senate races in Jefferson County all look strong for Democrats. Jessie Danielson (SD-20), Brittany Pettersen (SD-22), and Tammy Story (SD-16) have healthy leads.


UPDATE (7:09 pm): Polls are closed in Colorado. Initial results are trickling in.


UPDATE (6:55 pm): Latest ballot return numbers in Colorado are out. Unaffiliated voters have surpassed Republicans.

Democrats 732,700
Unaffiliated 728,004
Republicans 725,464
TOTAL 2,217,895


UPDATE (6:40 pm): Democrats are currently leading in 21 Republican-held House Districts. Two seats have already been called for Dems (1 in Virginia, 1 in Florida). If you’re counting at home, that adds up to 23.


UPDATE (4:45 pm): Polls are closed in Indiana and Kentucky.


Watch this space for updates.



38 thoughts on “Election Night 2018 Open Thread

          1. Not really. 4/3 is not a solid blue like California where the Republican representatives could apply for endangered species status. Democrats have won statewide by a narrow margin. They still have not called AG at this hour because the lead is just 2%, 34,843 votes out of millions cast.

            If Republicans started nominating sane candidates statewide they could easily win downballot races, Senate seats, or the Governor's chair. There may have been more independent votes than Democrats in this election. A midterm.

            1. If Republicans started nominating sane candidates statewide they could easily win downballot races, Senate seats, or the Governor's chair.

              Not likely to happen. Better to double down and run a real conservative next time instead of a squish like Stapleton.

              Maes/Glenn '22

    1. Not as bad as people think, unfortunately . . . 

      . . . see also, CRS 5-2-214.

      When people learn that there still remains Colorado law that allows small loans, under $1000, to be written at the same triple-digit interest APRs for time periods as short as 90 days, . . .

      . . . and that all of today’s outlawed payday lenders are still in business and have migrated to making those loans beginning this next February, I think the collective “WTF happened?” from 77% of the voting electorate will be deafening !!?!!

  1. Unfortunately, Pueblo isn't coming through for Diane Mitsch Bush.  Tipton currently has a 1,700 vote lead in the county. 

    BTW, the county map view feature on the SoS site is pretty neat!

    Tim Neville looks like he might need to go back his job at the gun store sales counter again.

    The Senate is looking pretty blue 🙂

    And a special shoutout to Tom Sullivan in HD37! Looking really good!

    1. Yes. They flipped Senate-24.

      51.6% Faith Winter-Dem
      40.8% Beth Martinez Humenik-Rep (incumbent)
        4.8% Adam Matkowsky-Una
        2.7% Donald Osborn-Lib

      To me it looks like the Unity candidate really hurt the Republican in that district.

      The Democrats also look likely to flip Senate-16. Only 61% reporting, but Tammy Story is ahead 54.5% to 43.1%.

    2. State Senate:  Storey, Danielson, Petterson, Winter are all looking strong. Count on CPR is 9 Dems winning, 7 Reps winning, 1 race still at 0% reporting.

    1. Looks like Steve King might bite the dust in Iowa.

      Which would make Iowa solid D. Probably has something to do with the Trump Trade War.

      But you know, since we've done so well with the US House, I might prefer keeping Steve King in the House where we can keep an eye on him. Unleash him, and he's likely to become a Fox news talking head (snarling head?). Second best would be for him to retire and just play golf with Tom Tancredo.

  2. I went to the Triangle for an hour after which I went to the Westin. Seeing Thurston standing on stage and looking almost lifelike got me thinking of Sappy.

  3. The house results are wonderful. Not just the numbers, but some of the specific Republicans defeated, or looking like they will be.

    Senate was expected. Sucks but expected.

    But Georgia & Florida (gov) are disappointing.

  4. In NY for work.  Dad is MAGA man but mom hasn’t voted in 10 yrs due to handicap.  I GOTV for her, and Delgado won NY 19!  She’ll be happy and so am I.  And she’ll get her ballot in mail going forward.  

    Looking forward to coming home to Colorful Colorado (blue is my favorite color)!

    Now on to flipping dad…🙄


  5. Welfare check needed on Moderatus.

    And now Shorter Coffman has joined Taller Coffman in retirement. The power couple were undefeated until after they divorced. 

    1. It was a nice day so I put Moddy on the porch railing for some sun. Next thing I knew, he was under the porch shedding leaves.
      Concerning the Coffmans;things that make you go, "Hmmm".

  6. Looks like I live the Democratic Jefferson County.

    If I am not mistaken, Dems now hold all of the state senate seats in Jeffco and most of the House seats. The RWNJ who replaced the deadbeat dad in Evergreen will be replaced by Lisa Cutter. The Republicans held on to at least 2 Houses – one of which was Lang Sias' district which stayed in the GOP column by just over 0.5%.

    The Dems have a majority of county commissioners and swept every county office except Faye Griffin (who barely hung on) and the sheriff's office where the incumbent Republican ran unopposed.

    And all of the statewide candidates comfortably carried the county.

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