Colorado turns blue despite Mesa County numbers

Just as it did four years ago, Colorado turned blue at election time, marking its nine electoral votes for a second term for President Barack Obama.

Obama outdueled Republican nominee Mitt Romney, 977,805 votes, or 50 percent, to 930,346, or 48 percent, with the remainder split among a bevy of minor-party candidates.

In Mesa County, Romney easily outpolled Obama, 39,149 votes, or 65 percent, to 19,826, or 33 percent.

Obama’s margin of victory was more narrow than in 2008, when Obama won the state by nine percentage points, Colorado Republican Party Chairman Ryan Call said in a statement the party would “continue to fight for conservative principles and common-sense reforms to help get Colorado families and businesses back to work.”


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