11:45 pm, Nov 2, 2004
Overlooked with the focus on national races is the news that Democrats have won majorities in the Colorado Senate and House. This marks the first time both chambers of the Colorado legislature will be in Democratic hands since 1960. MORE
11:38 pm, Nov 2, 2004
Pete Coors has called Ken Salazar to concede the race for the U.S. Sentate. MORE
10:50 pm, Nov 2, 2004
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper just spoke at the Marriott. His message: the night is far from over.
FasTracks passed by a large measure and voter turnout was at an all-time high.
He's radiant. The crowd is far less so....Kerry losing to Bush and the closeness of the Salazar -Coors race has definitely lowered the temperature.
9News reporter... MORE
10:47 pm, Nov 2, 2004
As predicted earlier in the week, Boulder says it won't finish counting votes until Wednesday afternoon or evening. It won't even start to count provisional ballots until tomorrow afternoon. The reason: Boulder chose to stay with paper ballots. MORE
10:36 pm, Nov 2, 2004
Seventy percent of the vote is in and NBC just called the U.S. Senate race for Ken Salazar. The crowd at the Marriott will go wild when it finds out.
Update 11:01 p.m.: 9News reports that Pete Coors is not conceding. MORE
10:23 pm, Nov 2, 2004
NBC joins CBS in declaring Colorado for Bush. MORE
10:21 pm, Nov 2, 2004
Amendment 36, which would end the winner-take-all system for electoral votes, has been declared a loser by 9 News. FasTraks has won and a lot of politicos are down at Union Station celebrating loudly.
The tobacco tax was an easy winner. 84 cents a pack more starting January 1.
Salazar is gaining a larger lead over Coors. John Salazar is... MORE
9:59 pm, Nov 2, 2004
It must be a tough night for retiring Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, watching Salazar and Coors vying for his seat. He told 7News he may run for governor of Colorado in 2006 when Bill Owens' term expires. Owens is barred from running again by term limits.
Campbell first expressed interest in running for governor in the September issue of 5280. MORE
9:58 pm, Nov 2, 2004
Earlier this hour, the Rocky Mountain News was reporting results in Colorado's presidential election that totalled more votes cast than the number of people who actually live in the state. The Rocky Mountain Progressive Network has a screen shot.
Yesterday, the News website posted election "results" before the polls even opened. MORE
9:42 pm, Nov 2, 2004
The Rocky Mountain News is calling Colorado's 7th Congressional District for incumbent Bob Beauprez. MORE
9:12 pm, Nov 2, 2004
CBS just became the first network to call Colorado for President Bush. MORE
9:05 pm, Nov 2, 2004
17% of Colorado vote is in, Salazar is ahead, 51 to 48%.
Huge numbers of people at the Democratic headquarters party at the downtown Marriott. The crowd is way past capacity. Fire marshals are trying to find solutions, like having the Marriott open up more rooms.
This is a Colorado crowd. The attention is on Salazar and local races. Kerry... MORE
9:00 pm, Nov 2, 2004
The Rocky Mountain News reports that voters have approved the $4.7 billion FasTracks mass-transit proposal, and renewed SCFD, which will raise more than $400 million dollars for local arts and science groups. MORE
7:09 pm, Nov 2, 2004
The Associated Press is reporting that Amendment 36, the initiative that would have divided Colorado's nine electoral votes according to each candidate's share of the popular vote, has been rejected by the state's voters. MORE
7:04 pm, Nov 2, 2004
The polls are closed in Colorado (unless, of course, you're already in line). The waiting now begins. MORE