Election Night 2018 Open Thread

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 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. DavidThi808 says:

    Breaking alert on CNN – who's winning with 1,000 votes in. Really? Breaking news?

  2. DavidThi808 says:

    Florida is looking promising. Real numbers in with Miami not yet reporting and Dems ahead by 4 points.

  3. Genghis says:

    Kinda feels like awaiting the results of a biopsy.

  4. davebarnes says:

    you mofos logged me out again


  5. DavidThi808 says:

    Right now its a dem sweep in Colorado

    • DavidThi808 says:

      And Jared has it. So glad to see that.

      • DENependent says:

        Right now it looks like the Democrats are going to get the State Senate as well.

        • Zappatero says:

          We Blue yet, people?

          • DENependent says:

            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.

            • RepealAndReplace says:

              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

  6. JohnInDenver says:

    report from DKos … Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 · 7:35:59 PM MST · David Nir

    CO-06: Our fourth pickup: NBC calls it for Dem Jason Crow, who ousts Republican Rep. Mike Coffman.

  7. DavidThi808 says:

    Anyone else notice the SoS website has over 1 million votes up, but lists 0% counties reporting?

  8. DENependent says:

    Also a bad night for the payday loan industry.

    Proposition 111 – Cap Payday Loan Costs

    76.7% Yes 1,052,447

    23.3% No     318,830

    56.85% reporting / 8:01 PM

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      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 !!?!!

  9. Davie says:

    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!

  10. OpenSpace says:

    Looks the Dems have the state senate, no?

  11. mamajama55 says:

    Yay Polis, yay Young, Griswold, Weiser.. Damnit stuck with Buck, Lamborn. 

  12. mamajama55 says:

    and gova walker and kobach, the two foremost vote supressors, were handily defeated!!!!

    and overall nationwide rurnout. was like 58% dems!!!

    • OpenSpace says:

      too early to call on Walker, dang it. but Kobach defeat is SWWEET


    • ParkHill says:

      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.

  13. RepealAndReplace says:

    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.

  14. DavidThi808 says:

    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.

  15. HeavyG says:

    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…🙄


  16. RepealAndReplace says:

    Welfare check needed on Moderatus.

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

  17. RepealAndReplace says:

    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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