Have you voted yet?

Have you voted yet?

This morning showed tightening in the statewide ballot returns, but Republicans’ lead widened in this afternoon’s report.  As we noted on Twitter, going into election day in 2012, Republicans led by about 33,000 votes.  This morning, Republicans led by 117,000 votes and this afternoon by 125,000 votes, according to Magellan.  The last few days was supposed to be Democrats’ big voter push and the results of this effort have yet to be seen.  Of course, the Republican lead does not account for votes cast by unaffiliateds, who have turned in 487,453 ballots thus far.  Also, rumor has it that the Denver Elections folks are expecting 150,000 ballots just today.

Remember, get your ballots in – but don’t mail them in.  It is now critical to walk your ballot in by 7:00 p.m.to the nearest ballot deposit location, which can be found here.

Statewide (TOTAL: 1,702,840):

D: 545,742 (32.0%)

R: 670,045 (39.3%)

U: 487,053 (28.6%)

Below are the ballot returns for Jefferson and Arapahoe Counties – two of the most watched counties in the country.  We also added Denver and its counterpart El Paso County.

Jefferson County (Total: 215,539)

D: 68,376 (31.7%)

R: 81,310 (37.7%)

U: 66,853 (31%)

Arapahoe County (Total: 178,984)

D: 59,829 (33.4%)

R: 69,695(39.9%)

U: 49,460 (27.6%)

Denver County (Total: 176,313)

D: 93,295 (53.2%)

R: 33,261 (19.1%)

U: 49,757 (26.4%)

El Paso County (Total: 204,510)

D: 42,140 (20.6%)

R: 106,188 (51.9%)

U: 56,182 (27.5%)