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Obama, Udall Win Colorado

Update: Goodbye Marilyn Musgrave. Colorado went blue big time and Musgrave, one of the most conservative members of Congress got replaced by Democrat Betsy Markey. Five of our seven representatives in Congress and both our Senators are now Democrats. McCain/Palin didn't even win big Republican counties like Jefferson, Arapahoe and Larimer. That's really something.

Bump and Update 10:45 pm ET: The Denver Post also calls Colorado for Obama and Udall. Add 9 to Obama's CNN total, all he needs now is California. The "personhood" amendment is dead.

9:42 pm ET: The Rocky Mountain News reports Barack Obama has won Colorado. Rep. Mark Udall will be our next Senator. Hooray!

Obama won conservative Jefferson and Arapahoe counties by 10 points. He beat McCain in Denver by 4 to 1. [More...]

At least 63 percent of Denver’s active voters cast their ballots before the polls opened on election day. According to Denver Clerk and Recorder Stephanie O’Malley, nearly two-thirds of Denver’s 312,445 active voters cast their ballots by mail-in or at early voting centers.

The radical right's personhood amendment which amend the state constitution to define "person" to include "any human being from the moment of fertilization" is losing 6:1 in Denver and 75% to 25% elsewhere.

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    Wow! (5.00 / 0) (#1)
    by magster on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 08:45:15 PM EST
    Not sinking in yet.  

    Stunning!!! (n/t) (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by sher on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 08:52:54 PM EST


    Sher! You spoke! Showed yourself!! (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by Spamlet on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 08:55:45 PM EST
    I swear to drunk (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by Dalton Hoffine on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 09:06:03 PM EST
    I'm not God.

    -Having a really, really, really amazing night-

    Doesn't it seem like traffic is (none / 0) (#4)
    by FoxholeAtheist on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 08:57:19 PM EST
    really low here at TL tonight? Why I wonder.

    However, the system itself is working great, thanks to Jeralyn et al.

    Not at all (none / 0) (#8)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 09:10:26 PM EST
    It's been over 2,000 unique visitors an hour since this afternoon.

    Parent
    Perhaps it's that there are plenty of (none / 0) (#12)
    by FoxholeAtheist on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 09:24:43 PM EST
    threads, so comments are getting spread out over a wider range. Or maybe I've got the beer goggles on. Cheers!

    Dems are SWEEPING the Senate; and the House? How will Nancy and Harry maintain stasis, going forward?


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    And you were worried... (none / 0) (#5)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 09:05:44 PM EST
    ...just the other day!  It appears from the results of Amendment 48 that the Religious Right stayed home this election.

    Come on Markey!

    not so fast (none / 0) (#14)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 09:29:58 PM EST
    Colorado Springs isn't in yet.

    But Betsy Markey is beating Musgrave, 60 to 40%.

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    Marilyn Musgrave is a bad piece of work (none / 0) (#17)
    by FoxholeAtheist on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 09:46:42 PM EST
    Apparently, The American Conservative Union ranks Musgrave as the most conservative member of the House, with a 99 lifetime rating.

    Also, I was doing some free-lance research when she was up for re-election in '06. I quite easily found that she was officially endorsed on the website of the KKK; big picture and all. I did a screen-capture and passed it on.

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    I don't know (none / 0) (#23)
    by Steve M on Wed Nov 05, 2008 at 03:02:39 AM EST
    very much about Markey, but it's a shame we weren't able to get Angie Paccione in that seat.  She is aces.

    Parent
    Wow (none / 0) (#9)
    by TomStewart on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 09:13:08 PM EST
    I'm so used to the Dems getting their butts handed to them nationally...I think I might be happy, but it's been so long...

    too true (none / 0) (#11)
    by byteb on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 09:19:05 PM EST
    after Gore and Kerry, I won't be completely happen until McCain concedes (and maybe Bill Bennett breaks down and cries on air over at CNN).

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    I know, I feel like we're winning (none / 0) (#13)
    by FoxholeAtheist on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 09:28:36 PM EST
    Pandora's box or something.

    Parent
    Yeah, it's like I'm afraid (none / 0) (#16)
    by TomStewart on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 09:40:36 PM EST
    to breath, for fear it'll all go away.

    Parent
    Or just blow up in our faces! (none / 0) (#18)
    by FoxholeAtheist on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 09:47:35 PM EST
    FOX keeps pushing the line (none / 0) (#10)
    by kenosharick on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 09:13:32 PM EST
    that because it looks like we will not get 60 Senate seats, the night is a big loss. Complete absurdity.

    Regarding Pandora's box, this is funny (none / 0) (#15)
    by FoxholeAtheist on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 09:35:55 PM EST
    From Wikipedia:

    Pandora had been given a large jar and instructed by Zeus to keep it closed, but she had also been given the gift of curiosity, and ultimately opened it. When she opened it, all of the evils, ills, diseases, and burdensome labor that mankind had not known previously, escaped from the jar, although Pandora was quick enough to close it again and keep one value inside: hope.

    There is no reason to think Pandora acted out of malice in opening the jar, for she was exercising her curiosity, and also when she saw what was let out of it, she quickly closed it.



    Congratulations to you, Jeralyn (none / 0) (#19)
    by Baal on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 09:53:26 PM EST
    and to all of the voters of Colorado.

    And to our nation and the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Awesome (none / 0) (#20)
    by andgarden on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 09:58:24 PM EST


    CNN calls Virginia for Obama (none / 0) (#21)
    by byteb on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 10:00:02 PM EST
    !!!!!!!

    CNN projects Obama as President (none / 0) (#22)
    by byteb on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 10:00:48 PM EST
    amazing and wonderful