State & local measures
Voters decided on 11 statewide ballot questions on Election Night, five of which came from the General Assembly and six that got to the ballot through citizen initiative. Four of those six are backed by out-of-state corporate entities that spent millions of dollars to get them on the ballot and to pay for advertising campaigns. Indeed, the committees behind three alcohol-related ballot measures have collectively raised nearly $28 million.
Early election night results show Denver voters soundly rejecting a proposal requiring landlords to pay a $75 per year per property to fund legal representation for renters facing eviction. Just over 107,000 votes have been counted, with about 60% of voters rejecting the ordinance as of 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Denver voters want to "waste no more" as early and unofficial election results show a commanding lead in support of ordinance 306, which requires more recycling and composting options at apartments and commercial businesses.
Two of the campaigns to expand the sale and delivery of alcohol appeared to be flailing, early and unofficial results on Election Day showed, while a third was proving a tight election.
Colorado voters are poised to decriminalize hallucinogenic compounds in magic mushrooms, the early and unofficial election returns on Wednesday afternoon show. The proposition so far has captured 51.4% of the vote as of Thursday. The early vote count stood at 1,037,130 for and 980,392 against.
Voters rejected recreational marijuana sales in Colorado Springs, allowed them in Palmer Lake and it was too close to call in Cripple Creek, in early returns Tuesday night.
State and federal races
Democrats are poised to retain all statewide offices and maintain control of the state House and Senate in a sweeping performance that stood in stark contrast to close races elsewhere in the country.
Colorado voters reelected Democratic Gov. Jared Polis to a second term over Republican challenger Heidi Ganahl, according to an AP projection Tuesday night.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has won reelection to a third term over Republican challenger Joe O'Dea in Colorado on Tuesday night.
While Democrats were expected to lose a few State senate seats on Tuesday night, early election returns show they will likely hang onto their majority with no trouble.
On a night when all eyes are on a handful of competitive races for Colorado congressional seats, five of the state's incumbent lawmakers cruised toward reelection with convincing margins.
As of 5:30 p.m., Boebert had 160,432 votes to Frisch's 159,203 — a difference of 1,229 votes, or 0.38% of the 319,635 tallied so far.
Democrat Brittany Pettersen has defeated Republican Erik Aadland in Colorado's 7th Congressional District, according to the Associated Press.
Democrat Jena Griswold is headed for a second term, handily defeating her Republican opponent, former Jeffco Clerk Pam Anderson, the unofficial election returns on Tuesday night show.
Voters on Tuesday gave Democratic Attorney General Phil Weiser a second term as Colorado's top law enforcement official.