With unverified Colorado election results nearly counted, it’s now certain which candidates will compete in November’s election for Colorado governor. With 98 percent of Colorado counties reporting overall (representing 63 of 64 counties), voters across Colorado selected Jared Polis as the top Democratic Party candidate, giving him 44.75 percent of their cast ballots, while Walker Stapleton picked up nearly 48 percent of the Republican vote.
Polis out polled Stapleton with 239,286 Democratic primary votes compared to 219,612 Republican votes for Stapleton. Each had competition, running against three other candidates to become their party’s nominee.
With 100 percent of the votes counted for United States Colorado Congressional District5, preliminary results show incumbent District 5 United States Congressman Doug Lamborn picked up more than 53,000 Republican ballot votes. He edged out four competitions for the seat he has held since 2006. His Democratic opponent, Stephany Rose Spaulding, who ran with no primary opposition, garnered more than 43,000 statewide votes.
On the state level for House of Representatives District 60, with 100 percent of the represented counties reporting, incumbent Republican Jim Wilson held a comfortable position with 11,434 primary votes, while his challenger, Democratic candidate Erin Kelley, polled 5,844 votes. State Senator Kerry Donovan handily retained her Democratic nomination where she will face against Republican Olen Lund.
Unaffiliated voters were allowed to vote in the primary elections of the major parties for the first time this year and although the state’s reports are not final, it appears they had an impact on the results. Colorado primary election results are available on the Secretary of State’s website: http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/CO/75610/Web02-state.206999/#/.
Election results are considered unverified because state election process requires a waiting period, after which a vote canvass is completed to assure ballot integrity.
|Colorado at a glance:
98.44% counties reporting
Number of contests: 190
Total active registered voters: 3,219,953
1,093,145 ballots cast
Voter turnout: 33.9%