Colorado early voter turnout shows slight GOP lead

1.6 Million voters have cast ballots


More than 1.6 million Colorado voters have cast their ballots in early voting, both in person and through mail-in ballots, according to Secretary of State Scott Gessler.


The early voting turnout gives some early indication of what Tuesday will bring.


“We’ll probably break all records as far as voter turnout this year,” said Gessler.”We have 400,000 more registered voters than we did four years ago. That's a 13 percent increase. That's a big jump.”


Early voter turnout showed Republicans outpacing Democrats by about 2.5 points, said Gessler.  However, he said, the state is roughly split into thirds between Republicans, Democrats and “Others.”


“It’s the independent voters that will ultimately decide the outcome of this election again,” said Gessler. “It’s still neck and neck.”


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