2018 election results from state, county, city and more

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A sign indicates voting inside of the University Memorial Center. Nov. 6, 2018. (Anna Haynes/CU Independent)

Welcome to the 2018 election night at the CU Independent! We’ll be updating this story throughout the night with what we know on the gubernatorial race, Regent seats, ballot measures and more. We’re tracking the Colorado Secretary of State most of all, as well as Colorado Public RadioAssociated Press and New York Times. We’re also partnering with Radio 1190 on campus, as they’ll be noting updates during breaks in their music programming. 

11:15 p.m. – As the night winds down, the CU Independent is comfortable in calling these races. There are more that are almost certainly solidified at this point; these are just the one that CUI is deeming most relevant to our audience.

  • U.S. Congress, Colorado District 1 – Diana DeGette (Democrat), 71.35% (140,707 votes)
  • U.S. Congress, Colorado District 2 – Joe Neguse (Democrat), 60.05% (194,984 votes)
  • Colorado Governor/Lieutenant Governor – Jared Polis/Dianne Primavera (Democrat), 51.40% (943,215 votes)
  • Colorado Secretary of State – Jena Griswold (Democrat), 50.69% (920,294 votes)
  • Colorado State Treasurer – Dave Young (Democrat), 50.44% (910,068 votes)
  • CU Regent-At-Large – Lesley Smith (Democrat), 50.02% (875,633 votes)
  • CU Regent District 3 – Glen Gallegos (Republican), 51.84% (141,214 votes)
  • CU Regent District 5 – Chance Hill (Republican), 62.31% (135,317 votes)
  • Amendment V (Constitutional) – No/Against, 65.24% (1,168,607 votes)
  • Amendment W (Constitutional) – Yes/For, 53.20% (913,405 votes)
  • Amendment X (Constitutional) – Yes/For, 60.70% (1,040,281 votes)
  • Amendment Y (Constitutional) – Yes/For, 71.21% (1,250,737 votes)
  • Amendment Z (Constitutional) – Yes/For, 70.82% (1,232,775 votes)
  • Amendment A (Constitutional) – Yes/For, 64.93% (1,143,194 votes)
  • Amendment 73 (Constitutional) – No/Against, 55.75% (956,865 votes)
  • Amendment 74 (Constitutional) – No/Against, 53.48% (956,865 votes)
  • Amendment 75 (Constitutional) – No/Against, 66.14% (1,155,784 votes)
  • Proposition 109 (Statutory) – No/Against, 61.24% (1,085,438 votes)
  • Proposition 110 (Statutory) – No/Against, 59.72% (1,063,835 votes)
  • Proposition 111 (Statutory) – Yes/For, 76.65% (1,350,915 votes)
  • Proposition 112 (Statutory) – No/Against, 57.06% (1,033,551 votes)
  • Boulder County Ballot Issue 1A – Yes/For, 75.17% (88,035 votes)
  • City of Boulder Ballot Issue 2C – For The Measure, 77.19% (26,424 votes)
  • City of Boulder Ballot Issue 2D – For The Measure, 64.89% (22,932 votes)
  • City of Boulder Question 2E – For The Measure, 57.62% (17,914 votes)
  • City of Boulder Question 2F – For The Measure, 78.67% (225,448 votes)
  • City of Boulder Question 2G – For The Measure, 68.93% (22,807 votes)
  • City of Boulder Question 2H – For The Measure, 79.34% (25,726 votes)
  • City of Boulder Question 2I – For The Measure, 61.33% (18,922 votes)

According to the CU Independent, the Colorado Attorney General race between Phil Weiser and George Brauchler is too close to definitively call at this point.

In Boulder County, 48.97 percent of registered voters cast ballots. This is on par with the statewide voter turnout of 48.97 percent.

10:05 p.m. – Two statewide initiative are solidifying.

Amendment 73: Establish income tax brackets and raise taxes for education

  • Yes/For: 44.17%
  • No/Against: 55.83%

Amendment 74: Compensation for reduced fair market property value

  • Yes/For: 46.50%
  • No/Against: 53.50%

The CU Regent-At-Large seat is being called for Democrat Lesley Smith with 50.08% of the vote, against Republican Ken Montera with 45.47%, Unity candidate Christopher E. Otwell with 1.09% and Libertarian James K. Treibert with 3.36%.

9:50 p.m. – The City of Boulder ballot issues were just updated.

1A: Extending existing tax for alternative sentencing facility and related programs

  • Yes/For: 75.17%
  • No/Against: 24.83%

2C: Oil and gas pollution tax

  • Yes/For: 77.46%
  • No/Against: 22.54%

2G: Permit use of electronic petitions and signatures

  • Yes/For: 68.10%
  • No/Against: 31.90%

2H: Increase size of new advisory commissions, increase size of Housing Advisory Board, change criteria for majority, change reference of “sex” to “gender identity”

  • Yes/For: 79.34%
  • No/Against: 18.66%

2I: Reduce time between Planning Department submission of recommendations for public improvements and submissions of budget

  • Yes/For: 61.33%
  • No/Against: 38.67%

9:30 p.m. – Two of the district-oriented University of Colorado Regent positions are solidifying, and though are not completely certain yet, it’s likely that these will be the final results.

Congressional District 3:

  • Alvin Rivera (Democrat): 42.62%
  • Glen Gallegos (Republican, Incumbent): 51.93%

Congressional District 5:

  • Tony Wolusky (Democrat): 37.68%
  • Chance Hill (Republican): 62.32%

9:15 p.m. –  More ballot measures are being solidified.

Amendment V – Lowering the Age of Office from 25 to 21 Years Old

  • Yes/For: 34.49%
  • No/Against: 65.51%

Proposition 111 – Limit Payday Loans

  • Yes/For: 76.57%
  • No/Against: 23.43%

The current count has a 45.23 percent turnout, with over 1.75 million ballots cast. There are over 3.87 million registered voters in Colorado.

8:45 p.m. – Initial numbers for more ballot measures.

Ballot Measure 2D: Sugary Drinks Tax

  • Yes/For: 65.13%
  • No/Against: 34.18%

Ballot Measure 2E: Initiative Referendum Recall Process

  • Yes/For: 55.9%
  • No/Against: 44.1%

Ballot Measure 2F: Signature Verification

  • Yes/For: 79.46%
  • No/Against: 20.54%

8:20 p.m. – Some of the ballot measures and amendments are gaining definition. Here are initial numbers.

Amendment A: Removal From Constitution of Forced Unpaid Labor for Criminals –

  • Yes/For: 65.45%
  • No/Against: 34.55%

Amendment Y: Independent Commission for Congressional Redistricting

  • Yes/For: 71.6%
  • No/Against: 28.37%

Amendment Z: Independent Commission for State Legislative Redistricting

  • Yes/For: 71.16%
  • No/Against: 28.84%

Proposition 109: “Fix Our Damn Roads” Transportation Bonds

  • Yes/For: 39.2%
  • No/Against: 60.8%

Proposition 110: “Let’s Go Colorado” Sales Tax Increase for Transportation

  • Yes/For: 39.95%
  • No/Against: 60.05%

Proposition 112: Minimum Distance Established for Oil, Gas and Fracking Projects

  • Yes/For: 42.28%
  • No/Against: 58.18%

8:11 p.m. – Walker Stapleton has conceded the governor’s race to Jared Polis and is currently giving his concession speech. 8 percent of counties are reported so far. The CU Independent is not yet calling this race.

governor 2018 preliminary
The Colorado map of the governor’s race as of 8:10 p.m. Blue indicates districts leaning towards Democrat Jared Polis. Red indicates districts leaning towards Republican Walker Stapleton. Taken from the Colorado Secretary of State website.

7:55 p.m. – U.S. Congressional District 2 is preliminarily given to Democratic candidate Joe Neguse. He will be the first black congressman in Colorado history.

Early polls are calling Democratic candidate Jared Polis as winning the Colorado governor’s seat at 51.55 percent over Walker Stapleton’s 45.10 percent. Only 8 percent of the counties are reported so far.

7:35 p.m. – 6.25% of counties are completely reported at this point.

U.S. Congress District 2:

  • Joe Neguse (Democratic) – 93,628 (65.77%)
  • Peter Yu (Republican) – 42,178 (29.63%)
  • Roger Barris (Libertarian) – 2,258 (1.59%)
  • Nick Thomas (Independent) – 4,290 (3.01%)

The Colorado Democratic Party is congratulating incumbent U.S. Congresswoman Diana Degette for winning District 1. She has 71.48 percent over competitor Charles Casper Stockham, who has 26.09 percent.

7:25 p.m. – Here are preliminary results on a few races. At this point, only 4 percent of counties are currently reporting. 29.21 percent of the votes are in statewide.

Governor/lieutenant governor:

  • Jared Polis/Dianne Primavera (Democratic) – 566,141 (51.94%)
  • Walker Stapleton/Lang Sias (Republican) – 490,177 (44.56%)
  • Bill Hammons/Eric Bodenstab (Unity) – 10,872 (0.99%)
  • Scott Helker/Michele Poague (Libertarian) – 27,519 (2.51%)

University of Colorado Regent-At-Large:

  • Lesley Smith (Democratic) – 529,229 (50.51%)
  • Ken Montera (Republican) – 471,630 (45.01%)
  • Christopher E. Otwell (Unity) – 11,714 (1.12%)
  • James K. Treibert (Libertarian) – 35,220 (3.36%)

7:01 p.m. – The polls have closed!

Lucy Haggard

Lucy Haggard is in her third year at CU Boulder, born and raised in Colorado. She is currently the Editor-In-Chief, helping the CUI cover campus and the local community in the most aesthetically and audibly pleasing ways possible. When not on assignment, she's probably dancing way too early in the morning.

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