DENVER – Tuesday is again Election Day in Colorado, where all but six of the state’s counties will be voting in some contest. Polls are set to close at 7 p.m. Refresh this page for election updates throughout the evening.
Election results are unofficial until the election is certified on Nov. 24.
The four candidates running on an anti-voucher platform in the Douglas County School Board race appear headed for victory, which could spell the end of the district’s voucher program that’s been embroiled in controversy for years.
As of 11:30 p.m., Anthony Graziano, Chris Schor, Kevin Leung and Krista Holtzmann were all leading their respective races by at least 12,000 votes. They are part of the CommUnity Matters panel that was pitted against an Elevate group that continues to fight for the voucher program.
The voucher program dominated the race, as it is still tied up in the Colorado Supreme Court after the U.S. Supreme Court asked the lower court to reconsider its decision. The Colorado Supreme Court had previously deemed the county’s voucher system unconstitutional.
Voters overwhelmingly approved a $937 million general obligation bond package that will push money into 460 projects mostly related to transportation and mobility, and appear close to having approved the Green Roof Initiative.
As of 8:01 p.m., 1,086,227 ballots had been returned and counted statewide, which rings turnout up to 33.5 percent. In the 2016 General Election, Colorado ranked fourth in the nation in turnout, with a turnout of 72.1 percent.
Approximately 6,000 votes were counted between 7 p.m. and 8:30 in Denver. The "yes" votes for the Green Roof initiative still have a slight lead of about 2,500 votes out of more than 80,000. All the GO Bonds are still passing with at least 65-percent support.
As of 7 p.m., 1,074,464 Coloradans had submitted their ballots. Out of the 3,243,593 registered voters, that represents around 33.1 percent voter turnout. Ballots are still being counted, however.
In the 2016 General Election, Colorado ranked fourth in the nation in turnout, with a turnout of 72.1 percent.
Early unofficial results for the hotly-contested Douglas County School Board race are in. Leading the early vote are Anthony Graziano, Chris Schor, Kevin Leung and Krista Holtzmann. They are all part of the Community Matters push, which opposes school vouchers.
More results are coming in from Boulder, Broomfield and Aurora. The questions asking Aurora voters if the mayor and city council should get pay raises is currently within 1,000 votes between the "yes" and "no" voters.
The 7 p.m. unofficial election results in Denver are in.
The Green Roof initiative is the closest race in Denver currently. Those supporting Initiated Ordinance 300 currently are in the lead, 51.24% to 48.76%.
All of the GO Bond measures currently have at least 65% of those who voted supporting the measures.
President Trump is tweeting after the Virginia governor candidate he supported, Ed Gillespie, is projected to have lost the race to Democrat Ralph Northam.
Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for. Don’t forget, Republicans won 4 out of 4 House seats, and with the economy doing record numbers, we will continue to win, even bigger than before!
In a Virginia state House race, Democrat Danica Roem beat Republican Bob Marshall, who had served in the state House since 1992. Roem becomes the first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature in the United States.
The Associated Press reports that Democrat Phil Murphy has defeated Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno in the New Jersey governor’s race. Murphy will succeed Republican Chris Christie, and it is the second state Democrats have won back in nationwide governor’s races Tuesday.
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The Associated Press has called the Virginia governor’s race for Democrat Ralph Northam.
Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie, according to early unofficial results. Gillespie was backed by President Trump, but ran a campaign based on race-related advertisements and attacks on Northam. He also kept a distance from the president.
Northam has been the state’s lieutenant governor. The AP reports that his victor was “due to a surge in anti-Trump energy since the president took office.”
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Voter turnout has so far been relatively-low this year. Only about 27 percent of the state’s voters had returned their filled-out ballots as of 7:46 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.
Republicans led the vote count by more than 30,000 ballots over Democrats Tuesday morning, and unaffiliated voters were about 60,000 ballots behind Democrats.