|COLORADO||8 Electoral Votes|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Colorado Secretary of State)
Colorado has: 63 counties.
Five largest counties: Jefferson, Denver, El Paso, Arapahoe, Adams.
Five largest cities: Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Lakewood, Fort Collins.
Secretary of State
Early voting ran from Oct. 23, 2000 (15 days before the election) to Nov. 3, 2000 (Friday before the election).
Turnout as a percentage of voting age population was 56.78%. (U.S. avg: 53.76%).
Bush won Colorado with a plurality of 145,521 votes (8.36 percentage points) and carried 50 of the state's 63 counties. In contrast to 1996, when Colorado experienced a dogfight in the presidential race, the Gore camp did not target the state, making for a quiet general election campaign. During the post-convention period Colorado only merited one visit each from the running mates. Ralph Nader made a couple of visits after the Greens convention in June (Sept. 8-10 and a final stop on Nov. 2), and his 5.25% proved to be one of his better showings. Down-ticket there were various initiative campaigns, and Colorado Democrats managed to wrest control of the State Senate from the GOP, for their only legislative chamber pick-up in the country.
General Election Activity
(State Primary on Tuesday, August 8, 2000)
Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000,
2001 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.
Recent Electoral History (General Elections)
|1998 U.S. Senate||Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R)||829,370||62.49|
|Dottie Lamm (D)||464,754||35.02|
|Others (L, AC, NL, 2 others)||33,111||2.49|
|1998 Governor||Owens/Rogers (R)||648,202||49.06|
|Others (L, AC)||33,200||2.51|
|1996 U.S. President||Bob Dole (R)||691,848||45.80|
|Bill Clinton (R)||671,152||44.43|
|Ross Perot (REF)||99,629||6.59|
|1996 U.S. Senate||Wayne Allard (R)||750,325||51.06|
|Tom Strickland (D)||677,600||46.11|
|1994 Governor||Roy Romer (D)||619,205||55.5|
|Bruce Benson (R)||432,042||38.7|
|1992 U.S. President||Bill Clinton (D)||629,681||40.13|
|George Bush (R)||562,850||35.87|
|Ross Perot (I)||366,010||23.32|
|1992 U.S. Senate||Ben Nighthorse Campbell (D)||803,725||51.78|
|Terry Considine (R)||662,893||42.70|