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Your Decision 2010: Colorado Election Results

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By: KKTV Email

Folks across Southern Colorado and the country voted Tuesday, bringing an end to a long and bitter midterm battle.

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Out of more than 150,000 mailed out ballots in El Paso County, 110,000 mail-in ballots were returned, which is an increase in the amount of mail-in voters. El Paso County Clerk and Recorder says early voting numbers actually decreased this year. A total of about 189,004 total voters have been cast in El Paso County.

One Broadmoor area polling location hit a snag when a voting judge forgot to bring the registration book. When voters showed up, they were unable to see if they were registered. The voters were offered a provisional ballot if they didn't want to wait.

In addition to human error, there were technological difficulties on Tuesday night. The state voter registration database went down around 7 p.m., adding to the already existing delay in ballot counting for El Paso County. The county did not send out their initial numbers until nearly 10 p.m.

In the state races, Ken Buck lost to incumbent Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet on Tuesday night by one percentage point, 48 to 47 percent. Wednesday Buck conceded to Bennet, sending out this statement:

Buck said that while the final margin in the race is very small, Colorado voters have spoken and he wishes Senator Bennet well.

Buck said, “My Senate campaign has been the experience of a lifetime. I will be forever grateful to the thousands of Coloradans who helped make this grassroots journey possible.”

With 97 percent of the vote in for the governor's race, John Hickenlooper has taken the victory with 51 percent of the vote, over the American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo's 37 percent and Republican Gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes 11 percent of the vote.

Nationally, Republicans took control of the House, but Democrats have retained control over Senate.

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  • by Glad it's over on Nov 4, 2010 at 08:09 AM
    Now candidates, let's all be good boys and girls and go clean up all of your campaign/cause signs that are littering our landscape. I am sick of looking at them daily.
  • by Jack Location: Colorado Springs on Nov 4, 2010 at 05:31 AM
    It is sad that a person, Dan Maes, was not elected because of a turncoat, Tom Tancrado. Tancrado did not do this to beat the Dems. he did it because Dan is not part of the old Republician family. How sad we now have to put up with another 4 years of a liberal who can only think of more taxes and ways to take money from the taxpayers and force more jobs to be lost. God help us.
  • by Jason Location: Pueblo on Nov 3, 2010 at 07:17 PM
    Thank you, majority, for not electing Buck into office or for voting in ridiculous person definition amendments. We would be better off without religion interfering in our world and especially in our government. Murder of babies? How many religions prevent stem cell research that could save millions of future babies from dying? How about religions that decry the use of birth control in all forms, esp condoms. How many lives does that cost the world? Many millions. Get priorities straight. Supreme court decided this issue long ago. Spend that energy and money to feed the hungry. It will go to better use.
  • by Retired Military Location: 80920 on Nov 3, 2010 at 05:56 PM
    @Mad - A child conceived through rape or incest that a child of love? Do you want your daughter to carry her first child and give birth under one of these scenarios? And if so, you are just as cruel and inhumane, let me guess, you support the death penalty but not a womans right to choose. @ Phil - Really, just as many wars under Democrats? Taking military action does not designate war. The launching of missiles in retaliation for bombings is not war. Operation Desert Shield/Storm was Republican and absolutely justified. Operation Iraqi Freedom - Republican again and was solely about oil and to finish what Daddy started. WMD's will only be talked about for ratings? Really, I would think FOX would be all over that to justify the invasion. Read W's book, he flat out states there were NO WMD's and I guess he would know, he was the President for pete sake. He states in the book that it was bad intel that led to his belief of WMD's and led to the decisions he made.
  • by mike c Location: colorado springs on Nov 3, 2010 at 05:12 PM
    No freedom of speech on this web site, my comment never showed up, you just lost a viewer.
  • by OBHECTIVE TRUTH Location: WESTSIDE on Nov 3, 2010 at 03:39 PM
    shawn, maybe abortion is an issue because some of us think the mass-murder of 50,000,000 plus babies since 1973 is an important issue. Maybe you see nothing wrong with the practice of the modern-day version of child sacrifice, but some of us do. Then people complain that their are not enough kids in the schools or enough people to pay into social security. Duh!!
  • by Mayor Ryan on Nov 3, 2010 at 03:25 PM
    If anyone wants to go way down the list you'll see that I correctly predicted Bennet's win by precisely 20k votes. Now it is a 15k margin - once all precincts report it will be 20k. Too bad a news outlet didn't hire my common sense analysis.
  • by JR on Nov 3, 2010 at 02:22 PM
    Now that the Republicans have the house, I don't want to hear any excuse in not getting things done. The American people are watching them. And don't say "NO" to everything then NOTHING will get done and I hope the American people will hold them accountable come 2012 and get rid of those non-performing Republicans! Republicans you have your chance once again - now don't blow it!
  • by Mark Location: Colorado Springs on Nov 3, 2010 at 01:48 PM
    Last updated at 9:17 AM (and it's 2:45 PM). Gee, I thought you were a news organization???
  • by aba on Nov 3, 2010 at 01:27 PM
    @shawn: abortion is still an issue because many see abortion as the murder of a child. to them, a fetus is a child even though it cannot live for long outside of a womb during the first two trimesters and will probably have physical and/or mental problems if born before the end of the third trimester. that even going through pregnancy is a risk to some women is irrelevant: it is the life of the potential NEW person that matters. also not considered is the emotional well-being of the potential mother who is forced to carry her rapist's child: such mothers tend to end up very angry at the child, causing emotional and/or physical harm to the child, more so if the child strongly resembles the rapist. and, so, abortion is still an issue because some feel that their set of values and morals are more important than the health and well-being of women as a group.
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