i voted stickerRepublicans in Colorado are continuing to outpace Democrats in early ballot returns, growing their lead with ballots returned as of this morning.  So far, 518,610 ballots have been reported as cast.  Here’s the breakdown:


D: 164,443

R: 226,923

U: 121,812

For those of you keeping score at home, right now, turnout stands at 43.7% R, 31.7% D, and 23.5% U.  This is still a far cry from the 33D/33R/33U model that some polls have used.  Republicans continue to turn out in droves.

Then, there are the suburbs that everyone across the country is watching closely – Jefferson and Arapahoe Counties.  Here’s the ballot returns for these two counties:

Jefferson County (Total: 76,813)

D: 24,789 (32.2%)

R: 31,323 (40.8%)

U: 19,998 (26%)

Arapahoe County (Total: 63,129)

D: 20,490 (32.4%)

R: 27,624 (43.7%)

U: 14,478 (22.9%)

See the ballot returns from October 17th here and October 20th here.  The next report will come out on Monday.