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View Poll Results: Colorado Voters: Who is your pick for the 2018 election?
Bill Hammons -- Unity Party 1 1.72%
Scott Helker -- Libertarian 1 1.72%
Jared Polis -- Democrat 35 60.34%
Walker Stapleton -- Republican 20 34.48%
Other / Write-in Candidate (care to tell us who it is?) 1 1.72%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Today, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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I agree completely!

Just remember any "nice" place that you move to will eventually be ruined too- it is the American Way.
Iím sure whatever mediocre state you move to will start complaining about all the Coloradans ruining their way of life, not realizing the entire planet is overpopulating itself into oblivion - it is the American Way.
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Old Today, 09:14 AM
 
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I think itís interesting that folks favored Democrats who are proposing expensive things (Ďfreeí preschool!) but voted down all of the statewide tax increases as well as many (but not all) of the local tax increase proposals, at least in terms of what was on my ballot. So generally we want folks who propose expensive things, but we donít want to raise taxes?

While I didnít vote for Polis, Iíll be interested to see what happens next!
"Free Preschool"- PC-speak for free CHILDCARE (paid for by people who do NOT have kids).
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Old Today, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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The only thing I’m bummed about are the transportation and education bonds not passing, particularly the transportation bonds since that’s my industry. Colorado is known for the dismal state of its education despite being a wealthy state, and the per capita funding of transportation has decreased continually since 1993 while people whine about toll lanes and the general state of traffic.

But hey, at least we elected a governor who has a coherent transportation plan.
Yeah I’m bummed about 110 not passing. That was quality legislation. I was on the fence on 73. I guess I’ll just continue paying for education myself. Most others aren’t as fortunate.
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Old Today, 09:25 AM
 
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I only heard a partial clip on the news this morning, but the best Stapleton sounded during this whole thing was during his concession speech.
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Old Today, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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I only heard a partial clip on the news this morning, but the best Stapleton sounded during this whole thing was during his concession speech.
Good at losing?
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Old Today, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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My main concern going forward is Polis having a rubber stamp legislature for at least two years. That's the worst possible outcome in a two-party system.
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Old Today, 09:55 AM
 
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I think itís interesting that folks favored Democrats who are proposing expensive things (Ďfreeí preschool!) but voted down all of the statewide tax increases as well as many (but not all) of the local tax increase proposals, at least in terms of what was on my ballot. So generally we want folks who propose expensive things, but we donít want to raise taxes?

While I didnít vote for Polis, Iíll be interested to see what happens next!
Conceptually interesting... "OK, we'll give you guys a shot, but we are serving you notice and putting you in check right now when it comes to demands for our tax dollars." Maybe they'll have to get frugal and figure out how to do the most with what they're getting. Wouldn't that be something... ?

You know. I have the strangest impulse right now, to gather my Val-U-Paks and grocery mailers and all the coupons I get in the mail, and send them to an elected official. Not only an amusing statement on the tax situation, but a form of petty revenge for how every time there's an election I get way, way too much junk mail. Just saying. But I won't. I don't want to pay for the postage!
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Old Today, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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"Free Preschool"- PC-speak for free CHILDCARE (paid for by people who do NOT have kids).
I can only assume you don't have kids, or you'd have a clearer understanding of what Preschool actually is these days. Kindergarten is now considered an academic year, with kids expected to learn how to read by the time the finish that year, so yes, preschool has a large academic component to get them to readiness to be reading in kindergarten. I'm not saying I necessarily agree with that, but it's reality. So no, Preschool and childcare are not synonymous any more than elementary school and childcare are the same thing.

In any case, Colorado is officially blue now, not purple. And with the state Senate takeover, now the onus is really on Polis and the Dems to produce good results. Here's hoping he succeeds, because whether you voted for him or not, we all benefit if he does.
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Old Today, 11:50 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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I voted for Wayne Williams. He was a really good Secretary of State. Bummed he lost because I think Griswold is totally unqualified. Outside of that I was really happy with the results.
I liked Wayne as SoS and thought he did a good job. Five years ago, I would have voted for him.
But, it does not matter now. You cannot destroy The Dumpster Partyô if you elect a GOPer.
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Old Today, 12:04 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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Watching the Colorado returns last night was amazing. What a ride! It wasn't just Governor-elect Polis. It was truly a blue wave. Coffman? Never thought I'd see the day when he was defeated, but I was present for one of his town halls, and lots of people were unhappy with what they heard. I just never imagined it was enough to get him shown the door.
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