UPDATE (11:25): The big Denver paper and many of the other big TV stations have some major problems with their reporting. The Denver Post, for example, had Buck ahead of Bennet 48-46, on the strength of a 52-45 advantage in Boulder. A quick check of the Boulder Clerk and Recorder’s website has Bennet leading Buck 67-29. There are a lot of somebodies who should have caught this immediately — there’s no way Boulder County would go solid red for any Republican.
We recommend sticking with the results from Fox 31, which not only has a page that seems to actually load correctly, but isn’t making any obvious errors that we can see.
UPDATE (11:16): It looks like we may be headed for at least one state legislative recount. In HD-29, Democratic Rep. Debbie Benefield trails Republican Robert Ramirez by 148 votes (50.34% to 49.66%).
UPDATE (11:12): That didn’t last long. With 56% of ballots counted, Bennet and Buck are now tied at 47-47.
UPDATE (11:00): Buck has pulled ahead of Bennet for the first time tonight, leading 49-46 with 49% of precincts reporting.
UPDATE (9:50): It’s looking like the race that will have the biggest impact from an ACP candidate will not be the one anybody expected. The Secretary of State race is neck-and-neck, but the ACP candidate is already pulling 6% of the vote. Buescher may well win this seat by virtue of the American Constitution Party.
UPDATE (9:44): The percentage of precincts reporting continues to rise, and Michael Bennet continues to hold a 50-45 lead over Ken Buck. This is not good news for Buck, because early returns should have favored him (Republicans voted in higher numbers than Democrats in early and absentee voting). Given Buck’s numerous gaffes in the last two weeks of the campaign, it’s not likely that late voters are going to choose him over Bennet, so it’s hard to see how Buck is going to make up 5 points with 27% of the vote already tallied.
UPDATE (9:08): It’s always fun to see those really early returns that show absurd numbers. In HD-22, Democrat Christine Radeff is pummeling Republican incumbent Ken Summers 7,875 to 12. Yes, 12. For a few more minutes, anyway.
UPDATE (9:05): Republican Cory Gardner is being declared the winner in CD-4.
UPDATE (9:03): The Secretary of State race is coming down to the wire, and may be decided by the number of votes pulled in by the American Constitution Party candidate. Meanwhile, the race for Attorney General seems to be widening in favor of incumbent John Suthers.
UPDATE (9:00): Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter has been declared the winner in CD-7.
UPDATE (8:38): The old adage that Jefferson County decides statewide elections is largely holding form. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, unofficially, are doing better in Jefferson County, as is John Suthers. Cary Kennedy and Walker Stapleton are neck-and-neck in Jeffco, while Scott Gessler leads Bernie Buescher in the large west Denver suburb.
UPDATE (8:35): Ladies and gentlemen, your next Governor…John Hickenlooper! The race has been called for Hick. Now the excitement turns to whether or not Dan Maes can cross the 10% threshold. From a Hickenlooper press release:
Colorado voters on Tuesday elected John Hickenlooper, a brewpub pioneer turned Mayor of Denver, as the 42nd Governor of Colorado.
“I am humbled and honored by the decision Colorado’s voters have made, and I accept the challenge you have entrusted to me to lead our state as Governor,” Hickenlooper said. “This is not the end of our journey. This is the beginning. And it starts with bringing people together.”
UPDATE (8:20): Here’s a couple of developing stories to watch. All of this can change, of course, but as of right now…
We’ll update results as we can. In the meantime, please keep them updated, with links, in the comments below.
*NOTE: Candidates in bold and italics have been declared the winner by at least one local news outlet.
Michael Bennet (D): 47%
Ken Buck (R): 47%
John Hickenlooper (D): 51%
Tom Tancredo (ACP): 37%
Dan Maes (R): 11%
Cary Kennedy (D): 51%
Walker Stapleton (R): 49%
John Suthers (R): 57%
Stan Garnett (D): 43%
SECRETARY OF STATE
Bernie Buescher (D): 44%
Scott Gessler (R): 50%
Amanda Campbell (ACP): 6%
John Salazar (D): 45%
Scott Tipton (R): 50%
Betsy Markey (D): 41%
Cory Gardner (R): 53%
Doug Aden (ACP): 5%
Ken “Wasko” (I): 1%
Ed Perlmutter (D): 53%
Ryan Frazier (R): 42%
Good news – Bennet, Hick, & Markey kicking ass (4% reporting)
Bad news – Tipton kicking ass (11% reporting)
Maybe it’s too early to say, but he seemed to sleep through this one. He had big bank but where did he spend it? I saw almost nothing from him.
Salazar seems to be in big trouble. I can’t comprehend how he could have been this surprised, we’ve been talking about the tsunami wave for the past year. Unbelievable
when the very early returns had him leading. He was crowing that liberal Democrats were going to lose, and moderates like himself would win. So much for that.
until I started getting negative mailers. I figured someone must be worried.
Does this count as cardio?
Doug Bruce & Egg-hood are pulling about 25%. Same for the extra profits for bail bond companies one. And the II healthcare one is only pulling 40%
Oh, and I’m shocked.
Shows how badly Buck hurt himself that it’s this close between him and Bennet. And how bad a candidate Tancredo is.
Markey is losing to Gardner by a hair and Bennet is up over Buck by about 1.3 points.
Charley has garnered 489 votes.
What’s your goal here? A thousand? Guess you’re off the hook for buying everybody beer tomorrow which is great because you can put all that cash towards your ongoing therapy, which I imagine is quite costly and nowhere near completion.
presumably because Garnder is seen as more moderate.
Then again, I live in this district and your analysis of whom is seen as more moderate is completely inaccurate. I’ve been phonebanking for weeks and have had Dems as well as Unaffiliateds telling me they are voting for Bennet but not Markey.
Get out of Denver once in awhile, Andy, and get some perspective on what’s really going on in the rest of the state.
You’re surprised Bennet is up and Markey is down, right? So what part is surprising you here? And why?
so normally, one would expect him to do less well in a conservative district like CO-4.
But, Buck is off the deep end crazy, while Gardner is a moderate Republican by comparison.
My inference is that Bennet is doing better not because Bennet is more liberal, but because Gardner is less frightening.
Buck is scary right wing fringe and Bennet is not, which is why he is hanging on to his lead.
Democrats are seriously pissed off at Markey for voting no on the first pass at health care. She eroded her own support with that vote and it has come back to haunt her. Dems have told me in droves that she’ll be lucky to get their vote but not an ounce of their time or dime and they gave it to Bennet instead. GOTV matters in a race this tight and when you lose part of your base, you’re fucked.
Do you think she was punished from the right of middle for eventually voting for it?
It doesn’t explain candidate choice of those who vote.
It’s not on any of my lists even.
No results until tomorrow afternoon per the County Clerk.
Looks like there is a lot of Buck country that has yet to be counted.
Buck country has more sheep than voters.
But perhaps true. Denver, Jefferson, Arapahoe, Larimer, Adams, and to a lesser extent, Douglas, are the counties that matter in a statewide election. If you’re not close in those counties, then you’re dead. None of the rural counties have enough votes to make up the difference if you’re behind.
because almost all jurisdictions will have about half of the results in.
Tanc could’ve only lost by 10. 🙁
Hick promised to run a positive campaign – and did. Maes was skewered by that goon Tancredo and his vicious commercials.
Even with all his faults, had it been Hick versus Maes alone, this race would have been closer.
But I agree that if everyone would’ve stuck with Maes we wouldn’t have this kind of margin.
I’d go so far to say that we wouldn’t have a called race yet. Oh well. Thanks, Tanc!
That is all.
NBC has called it and it looks like Maes is under 10%
That, and long-term alienation from the Latino vote
will not have a single elected official in office when the election is over.
wish it were true for the new minor party too, but alas and alack!
and only at it for the very first return.
It’s funny how something so little is making me so happy. Consequences; they suck. 😀
Steve Harvey is losing by 26 percentage points.
Gotta be a moral victory for Steve.
Oh, I love you, Ralphie. I really do.
to be vicious and malicious. Nothing is nobler than hatred, nor greater cause for pride.
Just to try to insult me and/or MOTR?
Here’s a clue: I can only be insulted by people I respect. You? Not so much.
9 News calling it for Gardner.
or is Shill-man remarkably quiet tonight? Must be working GOT… oh, wait, the polls are closed…
I warned him about that salty beer, although I am starting to be really disappointed by the results for Markey and Salazar so far…
Makes up for everything, I’m sure.
Kept waiting for “I was a crazy Teabagger running for Governor and all I got was this stupid plaque.”
That’s what it should say.
I think this may be another Dan Maes type situation. I had a lot of Republicans tell me off the record that they couldn’t vote for Gessler. I’m guessing they couldn’t vote for Bernie either…
I think it was just Tancredo’s presence. Vote ACP, vote it again.
But he only had the conservatives’ best interests at heart, right? Oh, I guess so. 🙂
That are on my lists anyway. CD 1 and 2 wouldn’t have a huge showing if they’d been passing out gold coins, but CD2 and 5 did pull 3%. 4% in CD 4.
If you look at the raw numbers, about 700k votes have been tallied in statewide races. In 2008, about 2.2 million votes were cast. If past mid-term turnout holds, then we’re getting close to 50% of votes, not 10%, right?
So, things are looking better and better for those presently holding a lead.
Both nationally and in Colorado, is that the voters are punishing us Dems for doing a lousy job in the House, but keeping us in the Senate to protect them from the Republicans.
Lieberman, Manchin, and Nelson will caucus with the Ds for the purpose of committee chairs (and favorable office space) but how will they vote on everything else?
opportunity for Lieberman to fuck the Democratic party yet once again.
Can you imagine what the Republicans would be willing to promise him in return for his switching caucus if it winds up 49-49-2?
but more likely I think is that the Senate races were where a lot of us put in the effort to GOTV, feeling like it was easier to keep a relatively strong presence in the Senate by working a few big races than to work so many different vulnerable House districts. In some ways it’s easier to win a Senate election than a House election: most states have only one really big media market, which has to be shared among a bunch of House candidates but only one Senate candidate, for example. Plus it’s easier to run up the Senate numbers with a big turnout in Boulder, for example.
That’ exactly what I did this year–abandoned my House candidate and put all my time and dime into the Senate candidate. Ironic that David sees the House being punished for doing a “poor job” when they have really been far more effective in passing legistlation that is still sittig in the Senate. Not a very astute analysis of what is actually happening on the ground here.
But that doesn’t mean most voters are aware of all the legislation the House passed and the Senate bottled up.
is even remotely accurate for why the results are going the way they are. I’d venture to say that sxp has a much better grasp of the dynanics here than you do.
But I think the voters are very mad at us Dems and wanted to find some way to punish us.
but your theory doesn’t explain why Democrats underperformed polls in House races and overperformed in Senate races.
Is that when people went in to vote, they wanted some Democrat to pay. 1 House member can’t do much damage. 1 Senator can insure nothing too awful passes. Voters do understand that the Senate is where bad legislation is supposed to die.
And this all came when it was time to mark the ballot, when the people who were on the fence split their vote.
voters are punishing Dems in as much as they are for what they didn’t accomplish as for what they did. And it isn’t HCR, or stimulus, or TARP or deficits or anything else. It is jobs. And the numbers have not gotten good enough fats enough to make any positive impact on the election tonight.
The Senate doesn’t swing as much simply because two-thirds of the seat aren’t up at any one time.
Other than Szabo’s remarkable showing, there’s not much going on. Most of the races still don’t have any returns.
For the record; Kagan is looking safe. I know some were worried on a personal level, as opposed to only for control.
are they working for Danial?
He’s a good man. We shared a flight back from New Jersey several months back and had a great conversation. I liked him and hope he wins (and not JUST because of the D behind his name…)
There are just more than a few HD-3 people on here.
Some people worry about national politics, some of us nerd out to local. You just get involved, you know?
Like even if we keep the House without him, I want Rice to win. I don’t live in his district, I just think as a state we’re better off with Joe, not just any D, but JOE in the House. Anyway, Kagan is one of those for a couple of people.
That’s it, nothing dramatic. 🙂
Yep, I know what you mean. They may represent other constituents, but they work for all our benefit…
and that is very good news–bellweather seat for the State House.
Hope she pulls it out!
I’m sure this won’t hold, but it’s been like this for a half hour or more:
Christina Radeff [D] 7,875 100%
Ken Summers [R] 12 0%
I wonder who the 7875 people are. That’s crazy. Like a gigantic family or something.
Totally called that. Sad to see her go though.
Also HD 47 will switch. That was McFadyen’s seat.
HD 50, Reisberg will hold, comfortably. That’s good news. For DINO’s everywhere! (Half kidding, I dig him, but he does piss people off sometimes.)
and moving much further to the right…
STATE HOUSE – DISTRICT 59 — 31 of 44 precincts reporting (70%)
J. Paul Brown [R] 10,579 53%
Brian O’Donnell [D] 9,351 47%
They are actually still voting in El Paso County
It is going to be a long night
Wait no never mind, it’s just like every other time. The only difference here is that it’s not in the form of a question this time.
“Is El Paso County still voting? Inquiring minds want to know.”
then they have to let every last one vote until whenever that takes until.
So, in theory, if there were really long lines, there could still be people voting. Although it seems very late.
16% reporting and Scott is 7.5K ahead.
I hate to see this – the way he turned Kimball loose with no real review or supervision should have had consequences.
Kimball only murdered a couple of people. Meanwhile: OBAMACARE! OBAMACARE!
Nobody gives a shit about the AG. Folks who aren’t used to voting D got the yips after voting for Hickenlooper and Bennet, and fled to the safety of R down ballot.
I was glad to see Suthers acknowledge that the people in his office do a good job and are responsible for returning him to office, and he was absolutely correct when he talked about the Dems putting a target on his back when he joined that stupid lawsuit against health care reform. That’s entirely on his shoulders, and his staff had nothing to do with that.
And speaking of “Obamacare”: I’m glad to see Initiative 63 going down in flames. Maybe now those morons I work with who keep saying, “Obama went against the people’s wishes when he pushed health care reform” will kindly STFU.
campaign staff, with experience running a statewide campaign. Suthers was vulnerable; and if Garnett was raising as much money as he supposedly did, that money could have funded a more effective effort.
If a candidate is running for statewide office for the first time, he needs experienced and seasoned veterans of statewide campaigns to run his campaign–and probably professional consultants/media people as well–from early on.
Hopefully this isn’t the last we will see of Garnett, who is a principled, talented, dedicated public servant.
you can’t run a campaign for statewide office as though it is a county election for DA.
but it’s not like anyone thought Suthers was remotely vulnerable until the whole health care law suit thing. Thus, no one bothered running until really late…
I know of two people who work for separate national consulting firms, who were tasked with finding a Democratic candidate to run against Suthers. These firms, which may have been wrong, seemed to think he was vulnerable based on his lackluster performance against sacrificial lamb Fern O’Brien in the last race. It’s just not a very attractive job, and it doesn’t pay well.
That being said, Suthers comes across as very cordial and pleasant in his public appearances–temperamentally, the opposite of the typical Teabagger.
In Illinois and Pennsylvania, Democrats may not win their Senate races but have clearly outperformed their polling. (Bennet also seems to be performing above his polls.) Based on my theory above that Senate races in these states have gotten more focused campaigns, I think big Democratic urban centers like Philly, Chicago, and Denver turned out in higher numbers than pollsters were predicting. Many of these voters were considered “unlikely” by pollsters. I could be wrong, but that’s how it looks to me. The Democratic base was big and motivated.
Hopefully someone will look at vote totals vs polls by all the sub-groupings and see if they can figure out where the differences were.
How polls were so off in so many places.
Why is that? Can Buck pick up enough there to overcome his current deficit?
Refusing to concede despite everyone calling it for his opponent.
I would that we had a lot more like him in our party!
Well, there’s still Sanders I guess…
I really admire Feingold. That’s a real loss for the average Joe, probably more than most people even know.
now he’s free to primary Obama in ’12. At least that’s what I took from the concession speech.
I hadn’t contemplated that he would consider that as an option, but who knows what will happen next for some of these guys.
it’s more likely that he runs for the other Senate seat in ’12. Herb Kohl will be 77 and despite being reelected fairly easily each cycle, he’s never been that popular. Wouldn’t be surprised if he retired.
Luke Korkowski (R) – 39%
Roger Wilson (D) – 30%
Kathleen Curry (I) – 31%
For those we will not hear from again:
H-man Telling us the polls showing Bennet up were clearly wrong
No2Dems Telling us about his man crush on Buck
bjwilson83 telling us how Bennet lost the race talking to Boyles
Not sure what we’ll do without your incredibly (in)accurate prognostication.
Bennet probably picked up support from Boyles’ disgraceful “interview” of him.
Bennet showed remarkable poise in maintaining his cool, while Boyles showed what a partisan hack job nut job he is.
I only wish Bennet had taken a dig at Boyles for continuing to be a “birther.”
Except of course we’ll continue to get press releases issued from Tancredo’s Barcalounger …
oh, wait a minute. No they won’t.
…[message aborted as internet goes dead, with sadness]
that I expected John Boehner to start crying suntan lotion?
“Fear gives me a Boehner”
even if he does pronounce it Bay-ner…
you should hear my Boehner impression. It’s not half bad (unfortunately, it’s not half good either). In fact, it just like Boehner in that regard…
Does anyone owe him anything? Or does he just drift off into the sunset?
About another $15,000 or so in mileage reimbursements, I’d guess.
Every other race has results… I smell a rat! 🙂
TPM still only has a tiny number of the precincts reporting; are their numbers behind or is it just going slowly?
999 of 3,246 precincts reporting (31%)
Michael Bennet [D] 454,603 49%
Ken Buck [R] 416,266 45%
getting your numbers?
I’ve been obsessively reloading D-Post for updates. Is there somewhere else that’s better?
So I don’t know if it’s better, but everything’s on the same page.
I switched to 9 News.
The KDVR site seems to load best for me.
9 News was better than D-Post, but still slow.
I think it will be due to his decision to not protect Colorado companies from fraudsters. He focused on trying to justify a lack of security – and there are a ton of small businesses in Colorado who were all left wondering if they would be hit next.
It will be because nobody knows what the Secretary of State does. Downballot races are always the most vulnerable to any sort of “wave” because voters aren’t familiar with either the candidates or the office. Hell, there’s probably a bunch of Colorado voters who think the Colorado Secretary of State is responsible for keeping us out of war with Kansas.
I’m sure there were at least 4, maybe even 5 whole people who voted against Bernie for not protecting fraudsters from small business security something something, as Dave said… 🙂
It became the one thing they know about SoS.
… or to put it differently:
#Coloradans concerned about SOS online business security
#Coloradans really really concerned about Hawaiian politics.
I talked to many business owners about the database problem. No one even knew about it (which in itself is an indication that it was poorly handled, but it still doesn’t matter to Real People).
Buescher lost because of straight-ticket voting at the bottom of the ticket. Nobody is going to split a ticket to vote for SoS or Treasurer.
Occam’s razor, my friend.
No on the numbers has been successful.
I was worried about 63, but it’s looking good.
“27% of the vote already tallied.”
We’re looking at about 900k votes counted by 10:00. No way that’s 27%. More like 50-60%.
Surprise! Rassy overestimated the Tanc vote due to inherent intensity of the crazy-minded.
A fun twist that will keep giving is that the GOP has been relegated to where it belongs on future ballots…
which means big GOP swings at the end of the night.
I’m so tired. But I’d hate to wake up tomorrow and be blindsided.
but we’re also missing over half of Denver County precincts and over half of Boulder Coulnty precincts.
Bottom of the page lists specific Gov county results.
EPC went to McCain and Schaffer by about 50k.
Bennet currently up by 35k.
UNIVERSITY REGENTS – AT LARGE — 1,007 of 3,246 precincts reporting (31%)
Steve Bosley [R] 444,035 50%
Melissa Hart [D] 397,505 45%
Jesse Wallace [L] 46,797 5%
Did he mean Nazi stormtroopers or Star Wars stormtroopers?
Am I the first to notice this?
Bennet 521,144 48%
Buck 515,058 47%
Is that right?
I think the estimate is on the percentage of precincts reporting but I could be wrong.
Michael Bennet [D] 585,500 48%
Ken Buck [R] 576,818 47%
Now the redneck results are beginning to come in.
1421/3246 Reporting (44%)
Bennet – 48% (585,500)
Buck – 47% (576,818)
Too close for comfort
Plus side – most of the numbers seem to be in from El Paso County. Denver and Boulder still seem a bit low. Arapahoe finally reporting.
Bennet was up 40k until El Paso came in with a 30k swing.
He makes me happy! Not so much for the cartwheel as just being Ed.
In Denver, JeffCo, etc. Denver is at 120k total with a net 60k to Bennet. El Paso is at 115k with a net 30k to Buck. Can we extrapolate final numbers?
Buck only at 59%
Arapahoe County results aren’t in yet, thanks to our wonderfully efficient Republican political machine that dominates the county.
And we know what that means… Once Arapahoe finally gets its act together, Buck will vault ahead. Damn it.
We’re still missing half of Boulder and Denver.
That could easily offset Arapahoe.
87.2% reporting @ 10:45pm
Buck 64,185 (52.2%)
Bennet 55,186 (44.9%)
Can this be correct?
KEN BUCK – REP 24,185 29.22%
MICHAEL F. BENNET – DEM 55,106 66.57%
Looks like somebody mistyped a 6 instead of a 2.
The clerk had expected 120k voters in all, total now is 83k.
They’re updating every half hour or so.
Apparently nobody bothered to stop and think for a second about whether that was likely to be true. All you have to do is check the Boulder Clerk’s website to see that Bennet actually leads 67-29 in Boulder.
Sloppy. Inexcusably sloppy.
… b/c 9News says 100% of HD1 has been counted. Any evidence there still are uncounted Denver votes – please???
DENVER COUNTY — 215 of 429 precincts reporting (50%)
Hickenlooper [Dem] 93,574 74% (X)
Tancredo [AmC] 26,736 21%
Maes [GOP] 4,909 4%
Brown [Lib] 700 1%
Fiorino [Una] 176 0%
…and I’m a complere f’ing idiot for relying on local tv news, the dying journalism institution that makes city newspapers look professional…. seriously, thx – I was in borderline depression when I thought Bennet was toast b/c all the Denver votes were in.
They’re saying half the precincts have been counted, but most people are saying all of Denver has been counted. I’m thinking the latter is correct.
has it still at 50% too.
They seem reliable.
vote in Arapahoe, net 4k to Bennet. What else is coming?
including San Miguel, Gunnison plus a few others that which might net a couple thousand for Bennet.
But Buck just pulled into lead…
NY Times is showing Arapahoe with a 75K to 70K lead for Bennet. Arapahoe traditionally splits its vote.
If Arapahoe favors Bennet over Buck, I’ll eat my Tilley hat. And I’m a strong Bennet supporter.
We’re the Land of Tancredo, remember.
(Someone had to)
Lenny is so delicious. That was a nice little surprise, droll. Thanks.
I voted Nancy Doty for Arapahoe County Clerk, because I thought her Democratic opponent was a rank amateur.
But in this case, even the rankest of amateurs could hardly do worse. A black-letter day for Arapahoe County’s election officials.
That makes me nauseous. Does the Bush/Walker/Stapleton clan have a pact with the devil? How many incompetents in that family that are going to get elected?
the fuck did those 40k votes just come from?
El Paso and Arapahoe haven’t reported more yet.
Somebody typed in 64,185 for Buck in Boulder County, instead of 24,185.
Wait for the next update at about 11 and I bet it goes away.
NY Times shows Buck up in Boulder County. How does that work?
It shows that Buck’s up 9,000 votes in Boulder. WTF?
Boulder is always last to report. Those numbers must be reversed.
Just saw on 7 news that Bennet leads in Larimer, Jefferson, and Arapahoe. Buck is only taking 59% in El Paso and Bennet is at 71% in Denver. Something is off here.
As ajb notes above?
Someone incorrectly entered 24,185 as 64,185, and the latter number is all over the media.
UNITED STATES SENATOR Votes Percent
KEN BUCK – REP 24,620 29.23%
MICHAEL F. BENNET – DEM 56,043 66.53%
BOB KINSEY – GRN 1,786 2.12%
MACLYN “MAC” STRINGER – LBR 912 1.08%
when the correction is made!
Boulder has 87% reported, and that Hickenlooper has 70% of the vote there.
And Bennet has 66%
Arapahoe County has to be ordered by the judges to print up provisional ballots … No election results in nearly 4 hours after the polls close … The Republican dirty tricks machine is in full force.
And after Bush v. Gore, don’t tell me I’m being paranoid. The GOP will do ANYTHING to win and “get their country back.” For them, the ends justify the means.
Boulder County website is reporting 24,185 votes for Buck. MSNBC and 9 News is reporting 64,185 for Buck in Boulder.
Buck is back to behind by 9k. I hope you guys are right in that typo.
Thanks a lot, media.
I was hyperventilating for 15 minutes, until the typo was revealed.
Has it been corrected in the media?
Local TV, cable shows, and NYT still haven’t fixed the error.
9 news recognized the error
to 9 News.
But slow to make the correction.
expect right-wingers to complain about 40,000 “stolen” votes in Boulder for the next six years.
“Some votes disappeared” and “votes were taken away!”
Turns out winning a spot on the Hottest Anchor list doesn’t automatically make you bright.
back to red.
what a crazy race
and still not know who won.
Looks like Tresi Houpt lost in GarCo. No numbers from Gunnison yet.
makes me really sad.
Tresi is an awesome lady. I saw her last week in Glenwood Park and wished her well in her race.
at 82% and Bennet is only down 4K.
We’re gonna get it baby!!!!!
I would wait until we get 50% Arapahoe to see if Denver can make up the difference.
Then, bed time.
161K votes. 2006 was 171K. If you look at the county site, they list almost everything as 0 districts reporting for what look like pretty complete results.
Game over. We win.
With updated Boulder and Denver counts, we could win by a full point.
Denver might be done too…. or close. These precinct reporting numbers are all FUBAR.
all repost Denver and Boulder are missing tons of votes.
Hopefully they aren’t all being screwed by the AP again.
Report, not repost.
It’s getting late.
Denver might be done too…. or close. These precinct reporting numbers are all FUBAR.
4 years ago it was 160k. May be some more out there.
JeffCo is reporting that 0 of 323 precincts have completely responded which makes it appear that there are a lot of uncounted votes.
However, they are also reporting total votes counted = 205,065 of 210,520 cast (97%).
So, counting is nearly complete despite the “0.3% Reporting” being reported on Politico through 11:50pm.
(Update, by the time I posted this, Politico was indicating “47.8% Reporting” at 11:58pm.)
I’m seeing 125,000 votes tallied in Denver. What should the final number look like? For what it’s worth, the same site (NY Times) shows Jeffco at 195,000 votes. I’m thinking quite a few more are coming in from Denver.
According to KDVR, that’s only half the Denver precincts. Although it could be a glitch since KDVR also says none of the JeffCo precincts are counted…
rather than the percentages. The percentages have been all over the board, as you illustrate with Jeffco.
Looks like KDVR fucked me over, and now I will go look somewhere else for more reliable reporting.
KDVR is reporting that 0% of JeffCo’s precincts have been counted. It’s an error on the site.
Lots of early votes were already counted.
We’re at about 1.28 million votes in the Senate race. In 2006 there were about 1.4 million votes total. 2.2 million in 2008.
If there are 30-40k coming from Denver, Bennet can make up the 5k he is down, unless there are more coming from Douglas, El Paso, Weld, etc.
With Jahn and Morse both holding seats, no GOP takeover of the state senate.
I don’t see the six HD pickups that the GOP needs to take the state house either.
Looks to me like Dems will control all rings of state politics for redistricting.
… Dolores (36.2%) and Montezuma (37.9%) Counties and his holding up the R guidon (whoever that is) with 11.2%. (From Politico at 11:40pm.)
… in Moffat (22.2%) and Rio Blanco (21.0%) Counties. (Also from Politco @ 11:42pm.)
parts of Colorado “backwards.” I wonder why?
667.7k – Buck (47.5%)
662.8k – Bennet (47.2%)
673.8k – Buck (47.5%)
668.5k – Bennet (47.1%)
693.0k – Buck (47.5%)
687.9k – Bennet (47.1%)
Denver still only 54%
Boulder still only 62%
705.6k – Buck (47.6%)
696.0k – Bennet (47.0%)
El Paso & Weld – 100%
Denver – 54%
Boulder – 63%
Gonna be close.
(Last Update in this thread. Moving to new Late Night Thread)
It looks like Boulder hasn’t counted any polling place votes yet. Does that make sense? Did they not have polling place voting?
like 30 minutes ago. What’s going on in Boulder?
Compared to 06
Fox site reporting total votes in the Governor’s race of 1,481,211.
Total votes cast in the senate race 1,482,712.
Undervoting in the senate race appears to be negligible to non-existant.
Buck up by 9332. (Charley Miller has received 9,440 votes.)
Suthers and Gessler seem to have it tied up as well.
There’s enough late motion in the Bennet-Buck race not to call it yet. Kennedy seems to be doing pretty well, however.
I don’t post here much these days, but would just like to point out that Gessler is the LAST person we should want in the SoS office. He is a pure partisan that will twist any and all legal arguments to see his position prevail. Fair and equal elections lose with him in charge. You active folks on here need to keep a close eye on this guy for the next four years lest he hand elections to the GOP.