Republicans maintain lead in early-election ballots


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DENVER — Registered Republicans have turned in the most ballots with less than a week to go until the deadline for the first all-mail election in the state, the Colorado Secretary of State announced Wednesday.

As of Wednesday, 905,500 ballots have been submitted, with 379, 250 (42 percent) coming from registered Republicans and 294,648 (33 percent) from registered Democrats. Unaffiliated voters or another party made up the rest (27 percent).

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The most ballots have come from Jefferson County (124,806), followed by El Paso County (107,399), Arapahoe County (104,413) and Denver County (94,509).

There are more than 2.9 million registered voters in the state. All voters were mailed a ballot, whether they requested one or not.

The deadline of ballots having to be received at clerks offices is 7 p.m. Tuesday.



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