2020 State and Local Voting Results (Updated)

KGNU brings you a list of voting results including — top Colorado races, CU elections, state constitutional amendments, statewide propositions, the Boulder County Commissioners race as well as Boulder & Denver ballot measures.

– Results below were calculated the afternoon of Wednesday, November 4th –

  • Presidential Race – Colorado WINNER – Biden

Continuing its trend toward blue, Colorado voters awarded former VIce President Joe Biden its nine electoral college votes. Polls continue to show Biden with a double-digit lead over President Donald Trump in Colorado.

  • Senate Race – WINNER – John Hickenlooper

Coloradans handed Democrats a crucial Senate seat, voting to replace Republican Senator Cory Gardner with former governor John Hickenlooper. Unofficial results show Hickenlooper leading Gardner by 10 points. In one of the closet-watched Senate races, Gardner had tied himself closely to Trump.

  • House Races – WINNERS – Boebert, Neguse, DeGette, Crow, Perlmutter, Lamborn, Buck

Running in Colorado’s conservative 3rd Congressional District, Republican Lauren Boebert outlasted former state Representative Diane Mitsch Bush, a Democrat for the open seat. Boebert, a newcomer to politics, was endorsed by President Trump. As of Wednesday afternoon, Boebert was leading Mitsch Bush, who has conceded, by five percentage points.

Four Democrats easily kept their seats in Tuesday’s voting including 2nd District Congressman Joe Neguse of Lafayette; Dianna DeGette in Denver’s District 1; Jason Crow representing Colorado’s 6th District in Aurora; and Ed Perlmutter in Jefferson County representing the 7th district.

In addition, Republicans Doug Lamborn representing the 5th Congressional District and Ken Buck in the 4th both easily won re-election.

  • State House Race 

The Colorado General Assembly looks to remain controlled by Democrats. As of Wednesday morning, Democrats held control of the state House of Representatives with 41 seats to 24, and in the State Senate, Democrats appear to be picking up two seats giving them a 21 to 14 majority; however, at least three races were too close to call.

  • Amendment B – Gallagher Amendment – Property Tax Assessment Rate Repeal – PASSED

The repeal of the Gallagher Amendment, which would prevent cuts to residential property taxes and stabilize funding for schools and local governments, has passed with over 57% of Colorado’s yes votes.

  • Amendment C – Conduct of Charitable Giving

Amendment C, about the Conduct of Charitable Giving, needed to get 55% of the vote, but has not yet achieved that margin with just below 52% of the vote.

  • Amendment 76 – Citizenship Voting Requirement – PASSED

Amendment 76, a proposal to change the language in the state constitution to explicitly provide that only U.S. citizens can vote in elections also blocking 17-year-olds from voting in primary elections, has passed with nearly 63% of the vote.

  • Amendment 77 – Raising Legal Gambling Limits – PASSED

Amendment 77, which would allow local voters in Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek – the only Colorado cities with legal gambling – to approve higher betting limits and more types of games, has passed by almost 20 points.

  • Proposition EE – Tobacco and Nicotine Tax – PASSED

Proposition EE, which would create a tax on nicotine products such as electronic cigarettes, has passed by 36 points.

  • Proposition 113 – National Popular Vote – PASSED

Proposition 113, which would affirm a decision Colorado lawmakers made in 2019 to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, passed with 52.8% of the votes.

  • Proposition 114 – Reintroduction of Gray Wolves – PASSED

Proposition 114, which supports the reintroduction of gray wolves to the Western Slope, narrowly passed with 50.4% of the yes votes.

  • Proposition 115 – Late-term Abortion Ban – FAILED

Proposition 115, which would ban all abortions after 22 weeks except in cases in which the pregnant woman’s life is directly threatened by the pregnancy, failed with 59% of Coloradoans voting against the measure.

  • Proposition 116 – Reduction in State Income Tax – PASSED

Proposition 116, which will reduce the state’s income tax rate, has passed with just over 51% of the voters voting yes and nearly 43% of votes against it.

  • Proposition 117 – New Enterprise Requirement – PASSED

Proposition 117, which would require voters to approve new state enterprises, has passed with 52.6% voting yes and 47.4% voting no.

  • Proposition 118 – Paid Family and Medical Leave – PASSED

Proposition 118, the paid family leave measure that would guarantee workers across Colorado at least 12 weeks of paid leave from their jobs for family medical purposes, has passed with 57% of the votes.

  • Boulder County Commissioners Race – WINNERS – Loachamin, Levy

In Boulder County Commissioner races, Marta Loachamin won in a landslide over James Crowder according to unofficial results. Loachamin will be the first Latina to sit on the Board. Democrat Claire Levy won District 1 with 76% of the vote over Republican Cinda Kochen.

  • Measure 2C – Franchise Agreement with Xcel – PASSED

Boulder Ballot Measure 2C, which would allow the city to enter into a 20-year franchise agreement with Xcel Energy, passed with 53.3% of the votes.

It ends a decade-long effort and after millions of taxpayer dollars were spent to form a municipally managed, community-owned electric utility.

  • Measure 2D – Renewal & Repurposing of Boulder Utility Tax – PASSED

Voters approved Boulder Ballot Measure 2D – to renew and repurpose the city’s utility tax, which dovetails with 2C and means the tax on electricity bills — which raises around $2 million per year and currently funds municipalization — would be repurposed.

  • Measure 2B – No Evictions Without Representation – PASSED

Voters also approved No Evictions Without Representation – which will tax landlords to pay for tenants’ legal representation in eviction cases.

  • Measure 2E – Ranked-Choice Voting for Mayor – PASSED

But by far the most lopsided approval of the Boulder ballot measures was 2E – which will allow Boulder voters to directly elect the city’s mayor using ranked-choice voting. Boulder residents won’t vote for a Mayor using ranked-choice until 2023.

Democrats are positioned to take control of the CU Board of Regents. In District 2 Democrat Callie Rennison defeated Republican Dick Murphy, and in District 6 Illana Speigel declared victory over Republican Richard Murray.

The CU Board of Regents has been controlled by Republicans since 1979 which led to the controversial 5-to-4 vote in 2019 for Mark Kennedy as the CU President to lead the four-campus system.

  • Question 2A – Climate Tax – PASSED

Ballot question 2A, a sales tax increase to fight climate change, has passed by almost 29 percentage points.

  • Question 2B – Homelessness Tax – PASSED

2B, a sales tax increase to fund services for people experiencing homelessness, has passed with almost 65% support.

  • Question 2H – Denver Municipal Internet – PASSED

Question 2H, which allows Denver to enter the internet business, has passed with the support of about 83% of voters.

  • Measure 2J – Pit Bull Permits – PASSED

Denver voters also approved Denver Measure 2J — a repeal of the city’s pit bull ban — with more than 64.5% support.

  • Measure 4A – Denver Public School Mill Levy – PASSED

Measure 4A, which increases property taxes for teacher raises, was approved with about 74% of the vote.

  • Measure 4B – Denver Public School Bond – PASSED

Denver voters also approved Measure 4B, which borrows money for Denver Public School maintenance, with almost 80% of the vote.