Dems out in force statewide

Democrats statewide turned out to vote early in greater numbers than did Republicans, as the 2008 campaign season wound its way to today’s culmination, the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office said.

GOP voters in western Colorado, meanwhile, were running counter to the statewide grain, turning out early in far greater numbers than Democrats and unaffiliated voters.

Across the state, 591,000 Democrats had voted early, either by mail-in ballot or early voting, state elections officials said.

Republicans trailed that tally by more than 30,000 votes, with 564,000 casting ballots early by one method or another, while 426,000 unaffiliated voters had cast their ballots early.

In Mesa County, 16.534 Republicans sent in their mail-in ballots and 7,347 cast early votes.

Among Democrats, 9,276 voted by mail and 3,248 voted early.

Among unaffiliated voters, 9,046 voted by mail and 4,416 voted early.


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