All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the ; all unstructured text is available under the ; additional terms may apply. Since 2004, Democrats had won the governorship, both seats, three seats, and control of both chambers in the state legislature. There had also been an increasing number of unaffiliated, independent-minded voters. Both Barack Obama and John McCain campaigned extensively in the state. In the contest to choose Mr.
Whoever wins the majority of votes in the state is awarded all 9 electoral votes. Thus, Obama was able to take landslide margins amongst the Democratic base while shifting suburban Colorado to the Democratic side. Obama would split the vote evenly in the straw poll taken there. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file. Senate seats; his vacated House seat was also won by Democrat. Key to Obama's victory was Democratic dominance in the area, sweeping not just the city but also the heavily populated suburban counties around Denver, particularly , , and counties, as well as winning , home to.
Several factors in the campaign favored the Democrat. As of the second round of results released at 9:15 p. Three candidates challenged incumbent Mayor John Suthers as he sought a second term. Democratic nominee won the open seat, the first time in that a Democrat last held it. The state was heavily targeted by both campaigns, although, prior to the election, all 17 news organizations actually considered this a state Obama would win, or otherwise considered as a.
According to polling averages, Obama and McCain were neck-to-neck through the summer and early September. Our Zach Thaxton is covering the mayoral race and the city council races Our Sam Kraemer is following the vote on ballot issue 1 — collective bargaining for firefighters. Their chosen electors then vote for president and vice president. Udall and Schaffer almost met in a 2004 Senate race. In addition, Republicans had mostly held control of the state legislature and most statewide offices since the 1960s.
The following were the members of the Electoral College from the state. Obama improved on John Kerry's performance throughout the state. Representative and candidate for the U. An elector who votes for someone other than his or her candidate is known as a. Hundreds of people called and showed up at county offices asking for ballots, saying that they knew there was a primary election going on in the rest of the country and that they thought they could participate in an election in Colorado.
The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Mark Udall and former Republican Rep. The field of candidates to replace him quickly narrowed to Democratic Rep. Colorado is allocated 9 electors because it has 7 and 2. However, as the 2008 financial crisis hit, Obama's numbers in Colorado jumped to over 50%. While Colorado had not been extensively contested in the 2004 election, Bush's narrow margin in that election and the demographic changes of the last four years led it to become a crucial swing state for 2008. Bush narrowly won , , and in addition to what McCain won - all three flipped to the Democratic candidate in 2008.
He won landslides in the Democratic strongholds of Denver and Boulder; in both areas, Obama took more than 70% of the vote. The publicity generated from the event provided a strong boost to Obama. Instead the electors from each state and the District of Columbia met in their respective capitols. The remaining delegates are unpledged and consist of party leaders. Along the Front Range, a number of rich counties dominated by ski resorts lean Democratic; in southern Colorado, a number of thinly populated, Latino counties also lean Democratic. In Denver's suburbs, McCain won and , both by comfortable margins.
Barack Obama did very well in the , defeating opponent with almost 67% of the vote. By using this site, you agree to the and the. As of the , this is the last election in which voted for the Democratic candidate. Polling Data Poll Date Sample Schaffer R Udall D Spread Final Results -- -- 42. Bob Schaffer, with both parties able to avoid contested primaries. Archived from on October 28, 2010.
While he still lost places such as Colorado Springs, he greatly improved on Kerry's showing in those areas. The electors of each state and the met on December 15, 2008, to cast their votes for president and vice president. He led every poll after October 5. As of 2019, this is the last time the Democrats have won the Class 2 Senate Seat from Colorado. Their meeting this year comes as Colorado appears to be trending Democratic. In the Fourth District, the Democrats added another seat to their majority as Betsy Markey beat Marilyn Musgrave, the three-term Republican incumbent.
Senator Obama handily beat Senator John McCain to become the third Democratic presidential candidate to win the state since Harry S. Udall beat Bob Schaffer, a Republican, with 52 percent of the vote. The process begins with precinct caucuses on Feb. Romney, who campaigned here last week, appeared to have wide support in the state, including endorsements from Senator Wayne Allard, Attorney General John W. McCain did best in the rural, conservative areas next to Kansas and Utah, where he won landslide margins.