While the Mainstream Media (MSM) spins Republican losses in Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio, out here in Colorado the people who chose to participate, made their choices heard. Colorado voter turnout for this off-year election was reported at 36.64%.
The widely touted Proposition HH, where Colorado's Tabor Taxpayer Refunds would be kept by the State of Colorado in exchange for a small property tax refund, was soundly defeated by the voters. Only the most liberal counties in Denver and Boulder voted for this proposition. The defeat margin was over 60% No to 39% Yes and sends a message to the supermajority Democrat Colorado Legislature. While this is a victory, expect the Legislature to attempt more future attacks against Colorado's Taxpayer Protective Tabor Law.
The other major Colorado statewide ballot item was Proposition II, essentially a Sin Tax against cigarettes, tobacco, and nicotine to fund $23 million in Colorado Pre-school programs. The voters did pass the Sin Tax by a margin of 66% Yes to 33% No.
In many races, incumbent mayors were successful while in local races grassroots candidates won against incumbents. The Colorado Secretary of State reported results by counties can be viewed here at: https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/CO/118892/web.317647/#/summary
Today begins the 1-year run-up to the November 2024 election! More truth telling will be on the way from the Colorado Free Press and CDM.Press.