Republicans in Colorado are continuing to outpace Democrats in early ballot returns, growing their lead with ballots returned as of this morning.
Surprisingly, Republicans are winning both the mail-in/absentee ballot returns AND early voting.
According to a Colorado Peak Politics source with access to ballot return numbers, the figures are as follows:
R: 187,824 (39.7%)
D: 171,971 (36.3%)
U: 108,421 (22.9%)
As a reminder, the latest Denver Post poll of Colorado has Romney winning Unaffiliateds 43/39
Advantage, still Romney.
Brandon Rittiman of 9News had a great analysis piece yesterday comparing 2008 turnout to 2012 turnout. What he found was Republicans have a 9 point-swing in their favor this year.