All night long as the results have continued to come in, the vote count for the Colorado Senate race has been see-sawing. As of 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bennet has beaten out Buck 48 percent to 47 percent, with 98 percent of the ballots in.
The mood at the GOP headquarters was positive Tuesday night, as cheers erupted every time the polls showed the neck-and-neck numbers.
“We’re confident, as confident as you can be with the numbers we’ve seen tonight,” Walt Klein, Buck’s campaign consultant, said. “We think when all the ballots are counted, we’re going to have a new U.S. senator.
Buck has not officially conceded yet, saying they won’t make an announcement until they’re sure that every ballot that should be counted has been counted.
Colorado Democrats ended Election Night with the same determination. The Democratic chairwoman spoke with 11 News about the fallout of a race this close.
“Every single vote is going to count, and now it just comes down to turnout,” Bennet said.
Despite the roller coaster night, both candidates were upbeat.
"It's been a great journey and I'm just really excited about the results tonight,” Buck said. When asked what he believed the results would be, he added, “oh, we’re going to win, we’re going to win.”
The margin between the two must be more than half of one percentage point to avoid an automatic recount. Otherwise, a candidate has 24 days to request a recount.