Among Colorado’s eleven largest counties, Amendment 64 carried nine, losing only Douglas and Mesa. The narrow wins in El Paso (50.1%) and Weld (50.6%) were major surprises for local observers. Both counties are homes to the state’s most conservative voters.
Boulder and Denver gave Amendment 64 its biggest majorities, with Boulder holding its reputation as the state’s farthest left large county, beating Denver by a tenth of a point. Boulder’s political leadership are also among the most aggressively liberal in the state.
Colorado voters will vote to tax marijuana sales in November. Expect Boulder and Denver to lead the approval.
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