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Colorado

Colorado gained statehood in August 1876. After voting primarily Republican from 1920-2004, the state has voted with the Democrats in the last three presidential elections, including Hillary Clinton's five-point margin in 2016. That election saw one of Colorado's electors attempt to vote for Bernie Sanders. That vote was disallowed and the elector was replaced.

Surrounded by deeply red states (except for New Mexico to the south), the state is today one of the few battlegrounds in the Western half of the country. Colorado’s population has been growing, and it now has 50% more electoral votes than it did in the 1960s. Based on population trends at the end of 2016, the state may gain a 10th electoral vote after the 2020 presidential election.

ELECTORAL VOTES

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2020 ELECTION

Likely Democratic
2020 Colorado Polls

Recent Elections

2016
48.2% 43.3%
2012
51.5% 46.1%
2008
53.7% 44.7%
2004
47.0% 51.7%
2000
42.4% 50.8%

Voting History

State voted with the overall winning candidate

1972
R
1976
R
1980
R
1984
R
1988
R
1992
D
1996
R
2000
R
2004
R
2008
D
2012
D
2016
D

Electoral College Votes

Republican
People's
Democratic

Colored bars represent electoral votes by party. Hover to see names. 2020 electoral votes shown in dark green until after the election.