Another daily report from the Secretary of State, and another leg down for the Democrats’ share of the ballot count. Thus far, the Democrats have lost ground in their share of the returned ballot total every single day since the data began being tracked last Monday.
On average, Democrats have seen their share of the returned ballots decline by approximately 0.75% per day. Today, Democrats are holding on to a precarious lead, claiming 36.9% or the returned ballots, compared to 35.0% for the Republicans. If this trend continues, Democrats will wake up on election day with a lower share of returned ballots than Republicans.
As of today’s report, 1,200,672 ballots have been turned in. We estimate this to be approaching one half of the vote total, as the 2012 election saw 2,569,516 presidential votes cast in Colorado. This morning’s ballot chase break down is below:
Republican ballots returned: 420,330
Democrat ballots returned: 443,517
Unaffiliated ballots returned: 320,210
Other party ballots returned: 16,615
Some key counties are below. Totals may not equal because third party ballots are excluded.