Colorado voters back Biden over Trump for president

PICT Joe Biden, Donald Trump
Published Tuesday, November 3, 2020
by Derek Draplin | The Center Square

(The Center Square) - Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has beaten incumbent Republican President Donald Trump in Colorado, according to the Associated Press.

Biden currently has 56% of the vote in Colorado compared to Trump's 41.5%, according to unofficial results from the Colorado Secretary of State's Office.

AP called the race at 7:36 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Polls closed at 7 p.m. MST on Tuesday night. Colorado voters can cast their ballots as long as they were in line before 7 p.m.

With the win, the former vice president secures Colorado's nine electoral votes.

President Trump trailed Biden in FiveThirtyEight's general election polling average since March. On March 1, Biden was a 2.7-point favorite, but widened the gap in the coming months as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the country. On Nov. 1, Biden had a nearly 12-point lead over Trump in Colorado, according to FiveThirtyEight.

In 2016, Trump lost Colorado to then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by five points. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.

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