Yesterday, I had to rush out the door before I had the chance to fully look at and digest what happened in the midterms in Colorado where Jared Polis and Michael Bennet won in a landslide.
“DENVER (KDVR) — The red wave did not materialize in Colorado.
In fact, Democrats here were actually able to come away with some seats that were held by Republicans who were already established at the state level. …
“I think it’s very clear that Colorado is a blue state, statewide,” said Colorado GOP Chairwoman Kristi Burton Brown.
Colorado Republicans have given up on the concept of the state being purple, or a toss-up state.
This comes after they lost a competitive race for the state’s new congressional district. …
In Colorado, candidates who distanced themselves from the former president like Joe O’Dea lost by double digits just like Trump-supportive candidates like Heidi Ganahl. Analysts said the Trump effect does not really matter at this point. …”
“The Democratic grip on the state Capitol only strengthened in the midterm election, and now the party’s leaders are preparing to govern with a renewed mandate.
What happened: Instead of losing ground, as predicted with redistricting and an unfavorable national political mood, Democrats added five seats in the state House to get a 46-19 majority, if preliminary results hold.
In the Senate, Democrats now boast a 23-13 advantage — which includes the addition of Kevin Priola, who defected from the Republican Party earlier this year. …“
“Instead, the opposite happened. A blue wave hit Colorado and left Republicans in a worse spot, with deeper electoral losses than they ever imagined, shocking both Republicans and Democrats alike.
“Honestly I think Colorado Republicans need to take this and learn the lesson that the party is dead. This was an extinction-level event,” said Republican state Rep. Colin Larson. “This was the asteroid that ended the reign of the dinosaur, and in this case, the dinosaur was the Republican party.”
Republicans lost seven seats in the state legislature, and another Republican state senator had become a Democrat prior to the election.
This leaves the party with less than a third of the seats in both chambers, the deepest Republican minority in state history. …
Republicans also narrowly lost Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District and Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s race in the 3rd Congressional District is still too close to call, in a seat where Republicans hold a 9-point advantage, although she is leading her Democratic opponent Adam Frisch. …”
Republicans emerged from the 2022 midterms in Colorado with less than a third of seats in the Colorado state legislature and deeper in the minority than at any previous point in state history. In many ways, it looks like what happened in Florida except in reverse. Both Ron DeSantis and Jared Polis were reelected by 19 points and the fallout was felt in the House seats and state legislature.
Lauren Boebert is currently barely hanging on in Colorado 03 by a margin of less than 1%. This isn’t because of redistricting or an enormous Democratic turnout. It is because she lost so many Republican voters and Independent voters to Adam Frisch. Democrats won 5 out of 8 House seats in Colorado. They picked up a new House seat in Colorado’s new 8th District which was created after redistricting. The swings from the 2020 election were D+1.4 in CO-01, D+1.9 in CO-02, D+7.9 in CO-03, R+5.7 in CO-04, R+5.7 in CO-5, R+0.6 in CO-06, D+0.7 in CO-07 and R+3.8 in CO-8.
“Democratic Gov. Jared Polis was easily reelected with 57% of the vote as was U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet with 54%. Democrats picked up the newly added “swing” 8th Congressional District northeast of Denver in a close race.
Polis even won 48% of Republican El Paso County. That’s twice the number of Democrats in that county, indicating a large chunk of independents voted for Polis. …”
Good luck trying to explain the Colorado election results in terms of race. 85% of Colorado voters were White. The results weren’t even close. White libtards did this.
The issue here is White college educated voters who are voting for Democrats on the basis of issues like abortion and climate change. These people are why Joe Biden is president. Colorado is like the flagship of education polarization which is transforming our politics.
How did Colorado vote in the 2020 election?