Electoral history: Colorado has voted mostly Republican
Oct 29, Younge America: US elections . less than $36, plan to vote Democrat as do 50% of those with a high school diploma or less. Even in. Oct 13, The event marked one of the few times that a Democrat won Colorado's electoral votes. (John Prieto, The Denver Post). When Barack. Dec 14, Members of the Electoral College cast the final, official votes in an exhausting a psychologist from Albany who cast a electoral vote for Barack Obama. of high school students who'd been bussed in from Eugene to watch. . Most popular videos · Weather · Sports · Best restaurants · Cheap eats.
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Several speakers discussed alternate ways that voters could choose candidates on ballots: Instead of just selecting one candidate, for instance, voters could rank them, or rate them on a numerical scale.
Eric Maskin, a Nobel Prize-winning economist from Harvard, gave a keynote talk exploring ways to avoid elections — such as the presidential elections from through — in which the winner receives only a plurality of the vote, and not an outright majority. One option Maskin finds valuable, attributed to the French Enlightenment thinker Condorcet, asks voters to rank candidates, and then selects as a winner the one candidate who would beat all others in the rankings on a head-to-head basis.
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The wave of voter ID laws Two of the seven panels at the event focused on the wave of voter-registration laws that have been passed in 33 states across the country. Many of them require voters to present photo identification at the polling place; some studies have shown that around 10 percent of the population does not possess such identification. The topic is the subject of bitter political dispute at the moment; Republicans have largely enacted the laws, which Democrats charge are intended to keep Democratic-leaning citizens from voting.
Hans Von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation, a former Justice Department official and a central figure in the effort to enact voter-identification laws, presented a summary of the current legal status of the laws in many key states.
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In Pennsylvania and South Carolina, for instance, judges have ruled that the statutes are legal, but cannot be implemented in time to apply to the election. By Burt Hubbard Rocky Mountain News September, Colorado entered statehood in as the ultimate swing state in one of the most contentious presidential elections in U.
It took years, but this year Colorado has regained its battleground status in what is shaping up as another historic presidential election. Democrats have won the state just five times since And only one time since have all 63 counties voted for the same presidential candidate — the nondescript Warren G.
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In preparation for the upcoming showdown between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama, the Rocky Mountain News took a look at the presidential elections in Colorado since statehood, including county-by-county results since It shows a history of independence, bouts of unpredictability and a warning not to take Colorado voters for granted. High stakes deal The state made a big splash in presidential politics its first time out in Republican Ulysses Grant was president and Republicans controlled Congress in when Colorado leaders approached them about statehood, Convery said.
Everyone predicted a close presidential race between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and Democrat Samuel Tilden. Thinking Colorado and its three electoral votes would go automatically to the Republicans, Congress approved statehood, historian Tom Noel said. Just to be sure, the Republican-controlled state legislature declared there was not enough time to hold a popular election for president so soon after statehood and awarded the three electoral votes to Hayes.