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Voting judges scrutinize a ballot with some discrepancies Monday in the elections division at the Mesa County Central Services Center on Spruce Street. So far on Monday, 10,500 ballots had been cast in the presidential election in the county, nearly 1,000 more than this time four years ago, according to Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner.

Ballot returns are outpacing last election for president

With Monday marking the first day voters could cast their ballots in person, Democrats around the state have been returning more ballots than Republicans or unaffiliated voters, according to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.
Of the nearly 114,000 ballots that had been turned in as of Monday morning, 48,030, or 42 percent, came from Democratic voters.
Republicans and unaffiliated voters cast most of the rest at 32 percent and 24 percent, respectively.
Because this is the first presidential year that the secretary of state has released day-by-day numbers leading up to Election Day, it is not possible to compare this year with the last presidential election in 2012.

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A psychologist contracted by Austin Holzer’s attorneys told a judge Monday he doesn’t believe the now-18-year-old accused of gunning down a Mesa County sheriff’s deputy earlier this year is a psychopath.

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