As the results come in, watch the three swing counties of Arapahoe, Jefferson and Larimer. President Bush carried all three in 2004, but so did President Obama in 2008.
They have drifted Democratic in recent years, from a long-time Republican voting history to be the state’s premiere ticket-splitting counties. They each have very significant blocs of independent-leaning registered unaffiliated voters. Colorado and its swing counties are at the national averages for presidential races.